Either rally behind Tehran or succumb to the Arab wing.
This is the equation Lebanon will get while following Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib’s inadequate and unsatisfactory response to Kuwait’s Foreign Minister.
According to diplomatic sources, there is a diverse mood among Arabs about the Lebanese reaction. The majority of Arab foreign ministers at the consultative conference are unconvinced by the response and reject it, while some urge patience.
According to reports, the official Lebanese response will not result in the issuing of Gulf permission and the end of the demands. The situation is even more perilous for the Gulf states, particularly in relation to Resolution No. 1559. As a result, no one in Lebanon expects the Gulf to be satisfied with Lebanon’s responses to the Kuwaiti paper, and so to resume prior ties as if nothing had occurred.
The Yemen-UAE tensions exacerbated the situation, after that Houthis hit with missiles for the third time in a month. The Houthi spokesperson said that Abu Dhabi had been struck with ballistic missiles and Dubai with drones, and that multinational company offices will be targeted in the following step.
According to Gulf media, Lebanon was greeted with kindness, while Yemen’s response was with terrorist fingers tied to the Lebanese decision-making circle. It thought that the message had arrived and that the response would be forthcoming.
So, Lebanon is waiting for a decisive Gulf reaction to its response; would the Gulf’s punitive moves to cease aid accelerate as a result of the Houthi escalation against the UAE?
The position of Hezbollah was anticipated to be watched through a broadcast interview set for Monday with the party’s Secretary General, Hassan Nasrallah, on Al-Alam TV, however the station stated that the interview had been postponed without explaining the reason behind that change.
Finally, we must wait for either softening or escalation. In both cases, it doesn’t bode well.