The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry expressed, in a statement, the State of Kuwait’s condemnation and strong disapproval of “grave insults” against the Gulf Cooperation Council states and their peoples, which were stated by Charbel Wahba.
The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry stated that the Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Majdi Al-Dhafri, summoned the Chargé d’Affairs of the Lebanese Embassy, Hadi Hisham, today, Tuesday, to deliver him an official protest memorandum that included the denunciation of the State of Kuwait for these abuses that are incompatible with the historical brotherly relations that bind the GCC countries with Lebanon.
The offensive statements came in a desperate defense of Wahba on behalf of the terrorist Hezbollah, to conclude offending the Gulf states by saying that “some countries of the people of love, friendship and brotherhood brought us (ISIS) in the Nineveh Plains, Anbar and Palmyra.”
When the American Al-Hurra TV presenter asked him, do you mean these accusations, the Gulf states, he told her I do not want to name anyone, without denying that this is his intention.
After the wave of widespread condemnation and rejection of the Lebanese minister’s statements and the Lebanese presidency disavowing him, Wehbe offered his apology, stressing that “he did not intend to offend any of the Arab states and peoples.”
The Lebanese presidency disavowed the “offensive” statements of the Foreign Minister, stressing the depth of brotherly relations between Lebanon and the sisterly Gulf states.