Lebanon to Deport Members of Group that Bahrain Considers it Harbors Terrorism

Lebanon’s interior minister on Wednesday ordered the deportation of non-Lebanese members of a Bahraini group after some of them held a news conference in Beirut, harming Lebanon’s ties with the Kingdom.

Bahrain accuses the group of harboring terrorism.

Bahrain’s government has denounced “the promotion of malicious allegations and causing harm to the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi on Wednesday directed security officials “to take the measures necessary to expel from Lebanon the non-Lebanese members” of the group.

Bahrain’s interior minister, Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, had earlier on Wednesday called Mawlawi and spoke to him about events that “harm Lebanon and its people”, a statement from Bahrain’s interior ministry said.

During the call with his Bahraini counterpart, Mawlawi said that Lebanon would not be used “as a platform to spread hate… towards Arab countries.”

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