Caretaker Premier Saad Hariri telephoned Bahrain’s King Hamad reiterating to him his condemnation of all acts that harm the interests of the Lebanese either in Bahrain or in the rest of Arab and Gulf countries.
An Nahar newspaper said Wednesday that Hariri held the telephone conversation with King Hamad on Tuesday.
Hariri strongly condemned “the irresponsible remarks of (Hizbullah leader Sayyed) Hassan Nasrallah and their repercussions on the Lebanese working in Bahrain and the flow of investments and tourists from Bahrain towards Lebanon,” An Nahar said.
Hariri’s telephone call came after he told delegations from his al-Mustaqbal movement that Hizbullah is using Lebanon as an arena for exporting revolutions to Arab countries. He also warned against the danger of using Lebanon to ignite internal conflicts in Arab countries.
Bahrain on Tuesday warned its citizens against travel to Lebanon following comments by Nasrallah on the Shiite-led protests in the Gulf kingdom.
"Due to threats and interference by terrorists," the foreign ministry said, "it warns and advises its citizens not to travel to the Republic of Lebanon as they might face dangers threatening their safety."
Bahrain also urged its citizens in Lebanon "to leave immediately," in the statement.
Nasrallah on Saturday pledged support for the Arab uprisings in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen, saying his movement could provide unspecified help.
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