Lebanon.. Former prime ministers call on kurdahi to resign


On Saturday, former Lebanese prime ministers called on Lebanese Information Minister George Kurdahi to resign.

Commenting on the diplomatic crisis between Beirut and Riyadh over Kurdahi’s statements about the Yemen war.


This came in a statement issued by former prime ministers Fouad Siniora, Saad Hariri and Tammam Salam.

The heads of previous governments considered that “Kurdahi’s continuation in the government has become a threat to Lebanese-Arab relations.

And the interests of Lebanon and the interests of the Lebanese in the Arab Gulf states and in the world.”

They stressed that “Lebanon is no longer able to withstand the successive blows and setbacks as a result of the deviation of its foreign policy.”

And they continued: “Enough is enough, gentlemen and Lebanon can only be an Arab who adheres to its brothers.”


And on Friday, Saudi Arabia gave the ambassador of Beirut 48 hours to leave its lands, in addition to stopping all Lebanese imports into the kingdom.

The Bahraini Foreign Ministry also announced later on Friday that it had asked the Lebanese ambassador to Manama to leave the country within 48 hours.

Following this decision, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati asked Kurdahi to assess the national interest and “take the appropriate decision to reform Lebanon’s Arab relations.”


On Monday, the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kurdahi, considered during a television interview (recorded last August) that the Houthis in Yemen were “defending themselves against the aggressions of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.”