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Gargash urges Lebanon to commit to dissociation policy in Yemen

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The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash urged on Twitter the Lebanese government to commit to its distanced policy in Yemen, in reference to the Lebanese based Hezbollah backing the Houthi militias against Yemen’s legitimate government.

Gargash expressed his optimism that there are still moderate voices in Lebanon who denounce such interferences in Yemeni affairs.

"The policy of self-distancing that we hope our brotherly state Lebanon will commit to will decrease the Yemeni crisis, we hope that the state and the rational voices will have a strong stance on this," he said in a tweet.

Recently, and in a letter sent to Lebanese Foreign Minister Gibran Bassil, Yemen’s foreign minister, Khaled Hussein al-Yamani, objected to the Lebanese-based Hezbollah backing Houthis in Yemen.

The Yemeni minister called on the Lebanese government to restrain the pro-Iranian militia and its aggressive behavior, and to align its values with Lebanon’s self-proclaimed dissociation policy.