| 20 May 2024, Monday |

Mawlawi: We will make sure that no threat to Saudi Arabia, issued from Lebanon

Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam al-Mawlawi revealed on Friday, the details of the Lebanese government’s request for mediation by the United States, to resolve the crisis with Saudi Arabia, and pledged that his country would comply with all Riyadh’s requests.
Mawlawi said via an interview with the “Lebanese Scene” program on “Al-Hurra” channel, that the Lebanese government submitted to the American side, a request for mediation in order to settle the situation with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states.
He added, “During the presence of the US Chargé d’Affairs for today’s ministerial crisis cell meeting in Beirut, the US official listened to what the Lebanese side requested in this context.”
Commenting on the possibility of the government’s resignation, Mawlawi said that this matter is out of the question, adding that “Prime Minister Najib Mikati does not find that the solution is the government’s resignation, but rather the government’s continuation of bearing its responsibilities.”
Mawlawi pointed out that “the Lebanese side is ready to fulfill the Saudi requests, especially in what is related to its ministry, regarding controlling drug and Captagon smuggling.”
He stressed that the Lebanese government will work to “ensure the security and stability of the kingdom, and that no threat to the Saudi regime, is issued from Lebanon.”