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Lebanon-Crisis / Gulf (Photo): Lebanon seeks to avoid a crisis with the Gulf after Minister
(repetition of A dispatch published Monday, add details)
Beirut, May 18 (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Tuesday that the critical comments made by his Foreign Minister about the Gulf Nations did not reflect the official policy of Beirut, seeking to avoid additional tensions with allied and donor countries.
entangled in its worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war, Lebanon has lost the valuable financial support of the Sunni Gulf countries, which are increasingly annoyed by the growing influence in Lebanon of Hezbollah Shiite supported by Iran - their great regional rival.
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The tensions were revived Monday by the Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Charbel Wehbe, who seemed to blame the Gulf countries for the rise of the Islamic State (EI) group in Iraq and Syria. "These countries of love, friendship and fraternity brought us the Islamic state," he said in a television interview, without name the countries.
While Charbel Wehbe assured Tuesday that his words had been misinterpreted, Michel Aoun, also allied Hezbollah, said the statements of the Leader of Lebanese diplomacy were of his "personal opinion". He greeted Lebanon's "fraternal" links with the Gulf.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain convened the lawsaries of Lebanon in their respective countries after these remarks.
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Riyad has given a memorandum on what has been described as the "offenses" of Charbel Wehbe and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates qualified its comments from "derogatory and racist."
Kuwait denounced the remarks of Charbel Wehbe by calling them for "seriously abusive", while Bahrain qualified as "offensive", both adding that these remarks contradict the fraternal relations that bind the States of the Cooperation Council of the Cooperation Council. Gulf (CGC) in Lebanon.
The CGC asked Charbel Wehbe to apologize to the Gulf States.
Multiple sources to the file stated that discussions were ongoing about a possible resignation, late in Tuesday's day, but nothing had been confirmed yet.
(Laila Bassam and Maha el Dahan; French version Camille Raynaud)
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