The Gulf Cooperation Council expressed its “total rejection” of the statements of the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi on the Yemeni crisis, saying that they “reflect a short understanding and a superficial reading of the events.”
The council’s official website quoted its Secretary-General, Nayef Al-Jaraf, as saying: “We express our total rejection of Qardahi’s statements, which reflect a short understanding and a superficial reading of the events in Yemen.” Al-Jarf also called on the Lebanese minister to apologize.
Al-Jaraf condemned “the Lebanese minister’s exposure to both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which leads the Arab coalition to support Yemeni legitimacy, and the United Arab Emirates during his speech, accusing them of attacking Yemen, while the coalition is working to restore things to the right place before the Houthi coup against legitimacy in 2014.”
The Secretary-General called on Qardahi to “refer to the historical facts and read their sequence so that it becomes clear to him the great support provided by the countries of the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia to support legitimacy for the Yemeni people in all fields and fields, with the aim of reaching a comprehensive solution to the Yemeni crisis.”
He also denounced what he considered “the defense of the Lebanese Minister of Information for the Houthi coup group, while ignoring the intransigence of the Houthi movement against all international efforts to end the Yemeni crisis, and at a time when the Houthi group is targeting Saudi Arabia with missiles and marches.”
The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council called on the Lebanese minister to “apologise for his rejected statements,” stressing that “the Lebanese state must clarify its position towards these statements.”