On Wednesday, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri stated that his nation is under siege as a result of a diplomatic conflict with the Gulf states.
During a meeting with the chairman of Lebanon’s Editors-in-Chief Syndicate, Joseph Qossaifi, Berri questioned how Arab nations could open their doors to Israel while “closing their gates to Lebanon, which paid a tremendous price to retain its Arab character.”
In this regard, Berri expressed: “Indeed, Lebanon is under siege… Dialogue is necessary in order to arrive at solutions.”
Contentious remarks made by former Information Minister George Kordahi about the Yemeni war prior to his appointment to the current Lebanese cabinet have resulted in the deterioration of Lebanon’s relations with the Gulf nations.
These comments have resulted in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Bahrain all recalling their ambassadors from Lebanon.
The crisis has ultimately led to Kordahi resigning from his post on December 3 in an attempt to resolve the diplomatic crisis with the Gulf nations.
Lebanon strives to resolve its diplomatic dispute with the Gulf despite the country’s terrible economic crisis, which is exacerbated by gasoline and medical supply shortages.