Lebanon’s fmr. minister says he will never change stance on absurdity of Saudi-led war against Yemen

Lebanon’s fmr. minister says he will never change stance on absurdity of Saudi-led war against Yemen

Former Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi, who resigned under pressure from Saudi Arabia, stresses that he will not retract his statement denouncing the years-long Saudi-led aggression against impoverished Yemen.

On December 3, Kordahi submitted his resignation in a bid to ease tensions between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, which put unprecedented pressure on Beirut to oust the 71-year-old minister after he attacked, with disparaging remarks, the ongoing Saudi-led war on impoverished Yemen.

In his resignation statement, he stated that he stepped down not because he was willing to do so but because of unrelenting external pressure built up against him. “The interests of my country and my people and supporters are above my personal interest. Lebanon is more important than George Kordahi, and the Lebanese interests are more important than a ministerial role,” he said at a news conference as he announced his resignation.

In an exclusive interview with Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam television news network,…

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