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Saudi Press Agency

Bahrain fully Supports Saudi Decision over Lebanon

Saudi Press Agency

Saturday 1437/5/11 - 2016/02/20

Manama, Jumada I 10, 1437, February 19, 2016, SPA -- The Kingdom of Bahrain expressed on Friday full support for the decision made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to carry out a comprehensive review of its relations with the Republic of Lebanon and stop Saudi scheduled aid to arm Lebanese army as well as security forces, stressing that this move is a result of Lebanon's recurrent official positions, that are totally against the Arab interests, in violation of the Arab consensus and non recognition of the great support offered to Lebanon by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states.

Bahrain News Agency quoted statement announced by the Foreign Ministry as saying that the Kingdom of Bahrain asserts that Saudi Arabia's decision reflects keenness on freeing the brotherly people of Lebanon from the confinement, in which they are undergoing, now, from foreign parties' dictations and hegemony of the terrorist group of Hezbollah, which is monopolizing Lebanon's official stances and steer them away from the interests of the Lebanese people and their genuine link to their Arab environment.

While the Kingdom of Bahrain values the Saudi decisions and considers it a necessary step, it also looks forward to the Republic of Lebanon to reconsider its stances, deter the terrorist group of Hezbollah and halt its unacceptable practices, in order to return once again to its Arab setting, at a time the nation needs, more than ever before, to mobilize its efforts, close its ranks and solidify the pan-Arab action, the statement said.

This is also to make Lebanon cease being the nation's weakest point, at this very difficult and delicate phase the region is going through, to help the Arab nation overcome the threats it is facing and to achieve security, peace and stability for its peoples on solid foundations, it concluded.

--SPA
01:30 LOCAL TIME 22:30 GMT



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