Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri at the Saudi embassy in Beirut, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri said Friday that Riyadh is still waiting for a "proportionate response" by the Lebanese government to put an end to the diplomatic rift between the two countries.Asiri dismissed the notion that Saudi Arabia is waiting for an apology from Hezbollah, saying that it is only the government which represents Lebanon.Asiri said that he did not receive any orders to stop Saudi airlines coming to Lebanon or to withdraw diplomatic presence, adding that he is working for the situation not reach that level.
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