US News President Lebanese tries to appease the crisis with Saudi Arabia

20:55  30 october  2021
20:55  30 october  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

Lebanon calls Saudi Arabia to the dialogue to settle the Diplomatic Crisis

 Lebanon calls Saudi Arabia to the dialogue to settle the Diplomatic Crisis © AFP L E Lebanon called Monday the Saudi Arabia to the "dialogue" to settle the serious diplomatic crisis born from the words of A Lebanese minister criticizing Ryad's military intervention in Yemen , but who turns to the iron arm about the Hezbollah pro-Iran. "We want the best relations with Saudi Arabia," said Lebanese diplomacy Abdallah Bou Habib at AFP . "But the problems between brothers or friends can only resolve through dialogue and contacts, not by imposing" points of view.

Lebanon-Crisis-Arabia-Saudi: Lebanese President tries to appease the crisis with Saudi Arabia

LE PRÉSIDENT LIBANAIS TENTE D'APAISER LA CRISE AVEC L'ARABIE SAOUDITE © Reuters / Dalati Nohra Lebanese President Tent To appease the crisis with Saudi Arabia

Beirut (Reuters) - Lebanese president Michel Aoun said you want the "best relations" possible with Saudi Arabia, Saturday, trying to soothe the tension born of words held by his Minister of Information, which pushed the Kingdom to expel the Lebanon Ambassador and prohibit imports of Lebanese products.

The crisis has taken a regional dimension after the decision of Kuwait and Bahrain Friday and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday to impose retaliation measures in Lebanon, on the background of strategic rivalry with Iran.

Diplomatic Crisis between Riyadh and Beirut: Lebanese Leaders Mixed Reactions

 Diplomatic Crisis between Riyadh and Beirut: Lebanese Leaders Mixed Reactions © - Dalati and Nohra / AFP / File Prime Minister Najib Mikati regretted "deeply the decision of the Saudi Kingdom of reminding his ambassador to Beirut. A diplomatic crisis erupted between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon after the comments of the Lebanese Minister of Information, Georges Cordahi, criticizing the war in Yemen, a month before his appointment to the government. Riyadh recalled Friday his ambassador to Beirut and gave 48 hours to Lebanon's ambassador to leave the kingdom.

The Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, who criticized the military intervention led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, is indeed from a small Christian Maronite party that supports the pro-Iran Hezbollah.

While a resignation by George Kordahi, claimed by some Lebanese political leaders, could drop the entire government, painfully constituted by Prime Minister Najib Mikati last month after 13 months of tractations, President Aoun tried Bring back calm.

on Twitter, the Lebanese Head of State promised to work to improve relations with Saudi Arabia by concluding bilateral agreements between the two countries.

George Kordahi has no comments after an interview Saturday with the Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rahi. The minister, who received the support of Hezbollah, had previously refused to apologize. The head of the Marada movement, which belongs, Sleiman Frangie, said he would refuse his resignation.

The crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia is the most serious since the forced detention of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Ryad in 2017. She threatens to aggravate the dramatic economic crisis in which the country of cedar is .

(Report of Timour Azhari, Maha El Dahan, Laila Bassam Yasmin Husmin and Alaa Kanaan; French version Tangi Salaün)

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Munich - just before the kick-off of the game against Newcastle United, the fans of Crystal Palace have rolled out a huge poster in the Selhurst Park. © Imago Images / Shutterstock Newcastle Banner Crystal Palace : The Saudi Investment Fund PIF, with a sword in hand. Next to it, in a large bloodlate: Premier League Boss Richard Masters. Before him is a sack of money, behind him a checklist with the allegations against the Saudi consortium.

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