Lebanese minister George Kurdahi says resignation is "out of the question" despite Saudi pressure

Lebanese minister George Kurdahi says resignation is "out of the question" despite Saudi pressure

The Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kurdahi, has confirmed on Sunday in an interview that his resignation from the government is “out of the question.”

This came following a crisis between Lebanon and several Gulf countries, led by Saudi Arabia, after statements he made about the Yemen war.

The Lebanese Prime Minister office announced that Najib Mikati asked Kurdahi, in a phone call, to “assess the national interest and take the appropriate decision to reform Lebanon’s Arab relations.”

Earlier on Saturday, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister told Reuters that the Kingdom’s government “has no opinion on whether Lebanon’s government should stay or resign.”

He added that its crisis with Lebanon “has its origins in Hezbollah dominance.”

The Saudi minister said that talks with Iran are “cordial, but have not made significant progress to be optimistic.”

Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic relations with Lebanon, followed by the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait, after Kurdahi called the Saudi-led war on Yemen “absurd” and said the conflict needed to end.

Source: Lebanese Media

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