Lebanon to deport members of banned Bahraini group Al-Wefaq

Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi has ordered the deportation of non-Lebanese members of Bahraini Shia opposition group Al-Wefaq which has been outlawed in Bahrain since 2016.

On Wednesday, Mawlawi, in a call with his Bahraini counterpart Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, refused to have Lebanon being used as a “platform for spreading hatred or hostility” towards Gulf and Arab countries.

On Friday, the outlawed political group held a news conference south of the Lebanese capital, which Bahrain decried.

The Bahraini Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning Lebanon for hosting “hostile units classified as supporting and sponsoring terrorism, for the purpose of promoting abusive and malicious allegations against the Kingdom of Bahrain”.

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