Saudi princes and tweeters launched a sharp attack on the Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wahba because of his statements during which they were considered insulting to the Saudis.
This came after an argument took place between the Lebanese Foreign Minister and the Saudi analyst Salman Al-Ansari during an interview on the American “Al-Hurra” channel.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wahba responded to “Al-Ansari”: “I am from Lebanon … one of the Bedouins insults me ?!”
The minister refused to insult “Al-Ansari,” the President of the Lebanese Republic, and asked about the murderer of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The minister criticized the presenter, Samah, for “insulting” the Saudi guest to the President of the Lebanese Republic, before he withdrew from the studio.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wahba responds to the insult of the Lebanese President by asking about who killed Khashoggi and the manner in which he was liquidated. He also responds to those who insulted him that he was a Bedouin. pic.twitter.com/7anR52L8M0
– ZaidBenjamin (@ ZaidBenjamin5) May 18, 2021
In the meeting, Wahba hinted that some Gulf countries have supported ISIS.
He said: “ISIS came and were brought by states of Prime Time Zone of love, friendship and brotherhood. The states of love brought us the state and planted them for us in the Nineveh Plains, Anbar and Palmyra.”
The Lebanese minister’s statements were considered to increase tension with Saudi Arabia and sabotage the Lebanese-Gulf relations, while Saudi princes and tweeters attacked the minister and defended his description of them as “Bedouins.”
We will review for you some of those responses to the Lebanese Minister Charbel Wahba.
First of all, I am proud that I am a Bedouin and I am proud that I am a shepherd of more than 25 messengers, including my beloved, the Messenger of God, Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace … and I am proud that I am from the land of heroes and his companions … 🤷🏻♂️
– TURKI ALALSHIKH (@Turki_alalshikh) May 18, 2021
A foreign minister was amazed at this shallow level of thinking and rudeness, and his country is just around the corner from total collapse and offends and accuses his brother’s country that it has stood and supported his country with love and generosity with these lies and false allegations and mocking its Prime Time Zone that they are Bedouins and it is the pride of every pure Arab! Shin and Strong Eye # Charbel_wahba pic.twitter.com/wEIlqOk8Ly
– Sattam bin Khalid Al Saud (@sattam_al_saud) May 18, 2021
We have 300 thousand Lebanese who live among us, honorably mourners. We are surprised that they are silent about the abuses that come from their countries towards the Kingdom, so do they agree to it?
Rather, many of the jobs they occupy in the private sector, there are Saudis who are more entitled to it … and their failed model in managing their country. #Lebanon Good witness.# Charbel_wahba
– Faisal Al-Abdulkarim (@f_alabdulkarim) May 18, 2021
Fayez al-Maliki (@fayez_malki) May 18, 2021
# Charbel_wahbeh : Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in Lebanon.
Nationality: Lebanese – Venezuelan
Member of the Board of Directors of MFAA Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Vice President of Venezuela, Tariq Al-Aissami, who is on the list of the 10 most wanted fugitives of Washington on charges of international drug trafficking. pic.twitter.com/BqBI081E53
– Hussein Al Ghawi (@halgawi) May 18, 2021
A very serious point to be mentioned # Charbel_wahba The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lebanon should not go unnoticed, as he extended praise for “Hezbollah” and accused the Gulf states of supporting “ISIS”. Therefore, after these serious accusations, the Gulf Cooperation Council must respond because what he mentioned affects all countries of the Cooperation Council.
The Minister of Drugs offends the Gulf states pic.twitter.com/jJWlkRCcGC
– Abdullah Al Bandar (@a_albander) May 18, 2021
For his part, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri criticized the minister and the party he represents.
He confirmed in a statement issued by his office late on Monday evening that “Wahba” (affiliated with President Michel Aoun) does not represent most of the Lebanese, but rather a specific axis in the authority accustomed to presenting certificates of good conduct to internal and external bodies, he said.
He also stressed that what the minister said in one of the television interviews, against some Arab and Gulf countries, “does not mean most of the Lebanese who are looking to correct relations with brothers in the Arab Gulf and reject the disgraceful excess of insulting the rules of brotherhood and common interests.”
The Saudi-Lebanese relations are mainly experiencing tension, especially after Saudi Arabia recently banned the entry of Lebanese vegetables and fruits into the Kingdom after controlling the attempt to smuggle a huge amount of drugs coming from Lebanon.
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