Kuwait: Beirut apologies to Emir Sheikh Sabah over TV report

Issue 1066 - 21 Sep 2018

Senior Lebanese politicians rallied together on mid-September in a bid to prevent a diplomatic incident developing with Kuwait. There had been loud protests in Kuwait over comments made by Salem Zahran on 14 September on Al-Manar Television, the Lebanese station close to Hezbollah, in which Zahran claimed that during the emir’s recent visit to Washington he had been forced to cancel billions of dollars of contracts with Chinese firms and sign new deals with American firms instead.

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