Lebanon FM to skip Arab League summit on Iran

TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) – Lebanon's foreign minister will not attend an extraordinary Arab League meeting on Sunday (Nov 19) called by Saudi Arabia to discuss what Riyadh claims "violations" committed by Iran.

Arab foreign ministers will gather in Cairo on Sunday at the request of Riyadh, whose regional rivalry with Teheran has escalated in recent weeks.

But Lebanon's top diplomat Gebran Bassil will not be among them, a foreign ministry source said to AFP.

"This morning, a decision was taken that Lebanon would be presented by Antoine Azzam, the permanent representative to the Arab League," the source said. "Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil will not be present."

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