Kuwait summons Lebanese envoy in protest at comments by minister

Earlier on Wednesday, Kordahi denied having a hostile stance towards the two gulf countries

  
Lebanon's Information Minister George Kordahi speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon September 13, 2021.

Lebanon's Information Minister George Kordahi speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon September 13, 2021.

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CAIRO- Kuwait summoned on Wednesday Lebanon's chargé d'affaires to protest at comments made by Lebanese minister of information George Kordahi regarding Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate's role in the Yemen war, the Kuwaiti foreign ministry said in a statement on Twitter.

Earlier on Wednesday, Kordahi denied having a hostile stance towards the two gulf countries and said that comments he made about the Yemen war were made in a personal capacity before he joined Prime Minister Najib Mikati's cabinet. 

(Reporting by Lilian Wagdy; Editing by Alison Williams)


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