The U.S., France and Germany urged Prime Minister Najib Miqati in Glasgow not to resign and to find a way to restart dialogue with Saudi Arabia, al-Akhbar newspaper said Wednesday.
The three countries’ position on the Lebanon-Gulf diplomatic crisis was conveyed to Miqati during meetings he held with world leaders on the sidelines of the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow.
They proposed the “resignation or sacking” of Information Minister George Kordahi, al-Akhbar said.
The U.S. and France informed Miqati that they can’t convince Saudi Arabia to change its position, the newspaper said, adding that Washington is not ready to hold high-level talks with Riyadh.
The newspaper added that Miqati has contacted President Michel Aoun, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi and received different feedbacks from the three leaders.
One opinion was to resume Cabinet sessions to discuss Kordahi’s issue, while the other was that KSA doesn’t really want Kordahi’s resignation but is rather making crippling demands.