Activists on social media circulated an image of a document containing a huge reward, exceeding one million dollars, for the end of the service of the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, when he was presenting programs in the Saudi MBC channel group.
The Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, broke his silence and republished the image of the document circulating on his account on Twitter, denying that he had taken these huge compensations.
He accused parties that were prejudiced against him, since he took over the ministry, of resorting to a new lie, which is a forged paper bearing the signature of the Lebanese journalist Ali Jaber regarding his end-of-service compensation in MBC, describing this as “a mean and ridiculous method in falsifying facts and promoting malicious rumours.”
This comes at a time when Lebanon is experiencing a diplomatic crisis with the Gulf states, which erupted after the publication of a televised interview that was recorded with George Kordahi before assuming his position as Minister of Information in Lebanon, in which he considered that the Yemeni Ansar Allah group “has been defending itself in the face of external aggression against Yemen for years.” What exacerbated the crisis further, was Qardahi’s refusal to apologize.
After that, Saudi Arabia announced summoning its ambassador to Beirut, and giving the Lebanese ambassador in the Kingdom 48 hours to leave the country, and Kuwait, the Emirates and Bahrain joined them in this decision, and the Kingdom also announced that it would stop the entry of Lebanese imports into its lands.