Hezbollah Slams Saudi Pressures on Lebanon

Hezbollah officials on Sunday slammed Saudi pressures exerted against Lebanon over comments made by Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi on Saudi-led Coalition war on Yemen.

Deputy Chief of Hezbollah Executive Council Ali Daamoush stressed that Lebanon can’t be blackmailed by Saudi or UAE, firmly rejecting any attempt to violate the Lebanese sovereignty and dignity.

In a local ceremony in the southern town of Al-Sharqiyyah, Daamoush criticized several Lebanese politicians and journalists over subduing to Saudi, stressing that most of the Lebanese people are rather “not for sale and refuse to be blackmailed”.

The Hezbollah official stressed that the Saudi campaign to press Lebanon over Kordahi remarks indicates Riyadh’s failure in both Lebanon and Yemen.

Saudi Arabia on Friday recalled its ambassador in Lebanon and asked the Lebanese Ambassador to leave Riyadh within 48 hours over.

Hours later, Bahrain ordered the Lebanese ambassador to leave the country.

The Bahraini foreign ministry also demanded the Lebanese ambassador leave the kingdom within 48 hours.

The move came days after a video circulated on social media in which Lebanon’s Information Minister George Kordahi described the war in Yemen as an aggression by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Kordahi made the comments on a TV program before he was assigned for the post in September.

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