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Hajraf Demands Official Apology from Lebanese FM after Offensive Remarks

Hajraf Demands Official Apology from Lebanese FM after Offensive Remarks

Tuesday, 18 May, 2021 - 17:00
GCC Secretary-General Dr. Nayef al-Hajraf.

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr. Nayef al-Hajraf strongly condemned on Tuesday the remarks by caretaker Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe for his “heinous offenses” against the GCC and its people and Saudi Arabia.


Hajraf underscored the firm stances of solidarity shown by the GCC towards the fraternal Lebanese people.


History can attest to these positions, he declared.


These stances have put the safety of Lebanon, its security and stability at heart, and therefore, the remarks by the minister go against the most basic diplomatic norms and the historic relations that bind the GCC with Lebanon, he added.


Hajraf therefore, demanded that Wehbe offer “a formal apology to the GCC and its people after his completely unacceptable offenses.”


Wehbe appeared to blame Gulf nations for the rise of ISIS in Iraq and neighboring Syria in a television interview on Monday.


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