Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has urged Information Minister George Kordahi to "put his patriotic sense above all else" to defuse a crisis with Saudi Arabia, Reuters¬†reported the Beirut-based¬†Al Mayadeen TV¬†channel citing him as saying today.
Riyadh on Friday expelled Lebanon's envoy and banned all Lebanese imports, in protest at comments made by Kordahi critical of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen. Bahrain and Kuwait followed suit while the United Arab Emirates¬†withdrew¬†its diplomats from Beirut.
Lebanese TV channel¬†Al Jadeed¬†cited Kordahi as saying yesterday that¬†resigning¬†from the Mikati government was out of the question.
Footage from August, aired last week showed¬†Kordahi¬†describing the war against Yemen as one of aggression by the Saudi-led coalition, branding the conflict as "futile" and said the Houthis were acting in "self-defence".