FILE PHOTO: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani addresses the media during a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas after a meeting in Berlin, Germany, August 11, 2021. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS
November 20, 2021
DUBAI (Reuters) – Bahrain’s foreign minister, Abdullatif Al Zayani, said on Saturday that Lebanon needs to demonstrate that its powerful Iran-allied Hezbollah movement can “change its behaviour” to mend a rift with Gulf Arab states.
Lebanon is facing its worst diplomatic crisis with Gulf states, spurred by a minister’s critical comments about the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen that prompted Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait to expel Lebanon’s top diplomats and recall their own envoys.
(Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous and Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Andrew Heavens)