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Lebanese FM may not attend Arab League meeting, to decide Sunday-senior Lebanese official
Lebanon's foreign minister may not attend an Arab League meeting in Cairo on Sunday and a final decision will be taken in the morning, a senior Lebanese official told Reuters on Saturday.

 

The official said Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil wanted to avoid an anticipated confrontation at the meeting with Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies over the regional role of the Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah.

 

Saudi Arabia is seeking to counter Hezbollah, which is part of the Lebanese government and a political ally of Lebanese President Michel Aoun.