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Lebanon crisis

Lebanese Information Minister Kordahi says resigning ‘out of the question’

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Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi said on Sunday resigning from the government “is out of the question,” Lebanon’s al-Jadeed television channel quoted him as saying.

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Kordahi is at the center of a diplomatic crisis between Lebanon and several Gulf countries, because of comments he had made about the war in Yemen.

A group of former Lebanese prime ministers on Saturday called on Information Minister George Kordahi to resign after comments by him that stirred a widening diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, former Prime Ministers Fouad Siniora, Saad al-Hariri and Tammam Sallam said Kordahi's views were a blow to brotherly relations and common Arab interests that connect Lebanon to Arab countries, especially the Gulf.

Kordahi has said his remarks were personal views made before he was a minister, and that he was committed to government policy.

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