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Yemen pulls its ambassador from Lebanon after Gulf crisis

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Yemen announced Tuesday that it was pulling its ambassador from Lebanon, becoming the latest regional country to do so.

Yemen’s foreign ministry said the decision was made as a result of the comments made by Information Minister George Kordahi about the war in Yemen.

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“We will continue to work to reject the Iranian project so that Yemen becomes a beacon of stability in the region,” the ministry said.

Lebanon is currently mired in a diplomatic crisis with Gulf countries over comments made by Kordahi about Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s involvement in the Yemen war.

Kordahi said the Iran-backed Houthis were “defending themselves… against foreign aggression [by the Arab Coalition]” during an interview aired on August 5.

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