Sources for Al Mayadeen: Kordahi Will Not Resign, His Stance Has Not Changed
Sources close to the Lebanese Minister of Information say that the latter is awaiting a call from Prime Minister Najib Mikati and confirm he will not resign from his position.
Close sources to the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, told Al Mayadeen that Kordahi will not resign, and his stance has not changed.
Commenting on Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati's statement on Thursday, the sources said that Kordahi is awaiting a call from Mikati and an invitation to meet with him.
Mikati will inform the minister of the comments he received from Arab and foreign officials, and discuss whether a possible resignation will be met with guarantees and a positive stance from the Gulf.
The sources considered that any resignation that does not change the Gulf's stance toward Lebanon remains in vain.
Mikati: Kordahi should use his conscience
Earlier, Prime Minister Mikati said that Kordahi's statement led Lebanon to be boycotted by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states.
The Prime Minister called on the Minister of Information to judge his conscience, take the right stance, and give priority to the national interest.
A few days ago, Kordahi ruled out his resignation from Mikati's government following his statements related to the war on Yemen that angered Saudi Arabia, which summoned its Ambassador in Lebanon for consultations and requested the Ambassador of Lebanon to leave the Kingdom within 48 hours and decided to stop all Lebanese imports.
Other Gulf countries (Kuwait, the UAE, and Bahrain) followed suit by adopting a similar position, while Qatar condemned Kordahi's statements and asked for de-escalation.
Lebanon's Foreign Minister, Abdallah Bou Habib, welcomed a statement by Oman, in which it announced its regret that relations between Lebanon and a number of Arab countries had gone sour, asking for restraint and de-escalation.
In a step that is the first of its kind since the beginning of the crisis, the Lebanese cabinet announced on Monday that the Qatari foreign minister will arrive in Beirut soon to discuss the Lebanese-Gulf crisis.