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GCC chief decries Lebanon information minister's remarks

October 27, 2021
GCC Secretary-General Nayef Al-Hajraf
GCC Secretary-General Nayef Al-Hajraf

RIYADH — GCC Secretary-General Nayef Al-Hajraf on Wednesday voiced utter rejection of the Lebanese information minister's statements (on Saudi Arabia and UAE), which reflect an inadequate understanding and superficial reading of happenings in Yemen.

In a statement, Al-Hajraf deplored the Lebanese minister's criticism of Saudi Arabia, which leads the Arab coalition to support Yemen's legitimacy, as well as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while the coalition has been trying to improve the situation in Yemen since Houthi coup in September 2014.

He called on the minister to read historical facts of the situation in war-torn Yemen so that he could be aware of the sizable support provided by the Saudi-led Arab coalition with a view to reaching a total solution to the Yemeni crisis.

The GCC chief, further, blasted the minister for having defended Houthi group while winking at the latter's recalcitrance against all international efforts to resolve the crisis and its missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia and even disarmed Yemenis.

He emphasized that Lebanon's minister of information should apologize for his remarks and that the Lebanese state should clarify its position.


October 27, 2021
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