Lebanon info minister Kordahi resigns to ease Saudi rift

Lebanon information minister George Kordahi resigns to ease Saudi rift
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03 December, 2021
The resignation comes ahead of France's President Emmanuel Macron visiting Saudi Arabia, with the hope Macron would help ease the rift between Beirut and Riyadh.
George Kordahi resigned over comments on the Yemen war [Houssam Shbaro/Anadolu/Getty]

Lebnaon's information minister George Kordahi resigned on Friday saying he decided to put national interest ahead of personal interest, in a bid to ease a diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia sparked by comments he made on the Yemen war.

Kordahi said he resigned ahead of France's President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Riyadh hoping that during the visit Macron would help ease the crisis with Lebanon.

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(Reuters)