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Yemenis stand by Lebanese against Saudi boycott

Abdullatif al-Washali
Press TV, Sana’a


Saudi Arabia has banned all imports from Lebanon after criticisms of the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen by Lebanon’s Information Minister George Kordahi.

The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Kuwait also summoned their envoys to Lebanon in protest to Kordahi’s comments.

The concerted move has sparked outrage in Yemen where people have unanimously condemned it. Yemenis say Riyadh can’t stop the free people from telling the truth about its years-long war on the country.

Meanwhile, Yemeni officials have called for banning the imports from Saudi Arabia in response to the Saudi halt on Lebanon imports.

In an interview on Monday, Kordahi described the Yemen war as “futile” and said it was time to end it.  He also defended Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, saying they were “defending themselves against an external aggression.

People say they will stand by their Lebanese brothers to stop Riyadh's violations of Lebanon's sovereignty. They called on the free people of the world to support Kordahi for his brave statements amid the continued international apathy toward the Saudi war on Yemen.

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