Manama: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister has criticised Lebanon's self-proclaimed dissociation policy as mere words confined to the media.
Lebanese officials have been talking about "a real dissociation for Lebanon that means distancing itself from the conflicts in the Arab world and Iran's influence".
However, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa said that the reality on the ground did not reflect such a stance.
"Lebanon’s dissociation policy does not exist and is mere words used in the media. The terrorist who fights abroad and trains the terrorists and arm them in our countries is the same one who is on the government and controls the decisions and policies of the Lebanese state,” Shaikh Khalid posted on his Twitter account.
“Those who throw accusations of ‘detention’ and ‘kidnapping’ at countries that have been historically supporting the stability and prosperity of Lebanon are the same ones who sit with the kidnapper, the detainer and the master of all terrorists and shares the ruling powers with him,” he posted to his more than 452,000 followers on the social microblog.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah has accused Saudi Arabia of kidnapping and detaining outgoing Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri who resigned on November 4 and stayed in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
However, Hariri and other Saudi and foreign officials have repeatedly stressed that the former Lebanese prime minister was not detained and that he wanted to stay in Saudi Arabia with his family for some time before leaving the kingdom.