The prominent Houthi leader and member of the so-called Supreme Political Council, Muhammad Ali Al-Houthi, called today, Saturday, for an emergency government meeting to boycott “Saudi Arabia.” In the context of solidarity with the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, whose statements against Saudi Arabia and the UAE sparked a diplomatic crisis with the Gulf states.
Al-Houthi said, in a tweet on his account on the micro-blogging site “Twitter”, which was monitored by “The Yemeni Scene”,: “If Saudi Arabia bans Lebanon’s products for the sake of the position of Minister of Information George Qardahi, I call on the Yemeni government (meaning the unrecognized militia government) to the emergency meeting and issue A decision to prevent Saudi products from entering Yemen.
Relations between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon were strained against the backdrop of statements by the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, recorded before he took over the ministry last month, in which he said that “the Houthis are defending themselves against what he called” Saudi attacks,” describing the war in Yemen as absurd that must stop.
Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador from Lebanon, demanded that the Lebanese ambassador leave its lands within the 48 hours, and announced other punitive measures, including stopping all imports from Lebanon. Bahrain took measures similar to those of Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait joined the same position.