Embattled Information Minister George Kordahi has announced that the diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia “has turned into an issue of national dignity.”
“I totally understand and feel the plight of the Lebanese abroad and their fear of any measures that might target them, but the matter has turned into an issue of national dignity,” Kordahi told ad-Diyar newspaper in remarks published Tuesday, in response to a question about possible further escalation by the Gulf countries.
“I’m not clinging to a post nor to a job, but the issue has exceeded that to reach dignities,” Kordahi added.
Moreover, he said that he is waiting for Prime Minister Najib Miqati to return from the climate summit in Glasgow to “put all cards on the table and reach a decision on which we both agree.”
“The entire issue is being studied… When the premier returns, possibly with new feedback after the meetings he is holding, I will sit with him and we’ll take a decision based on the information he will have gathered,” Kordahi added.
Asked about the “timing” of his possible resignation, the minister said: “Let’s wait for the premier’s return. We’ll sit and talk and act accordingly.”