Lebanese Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil (L) and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (R) arrive for an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers in the Egyptian capital Cairo on January 10, 2016. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
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Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Sunday condemned last week's attacks on the Saudi embassy and consulate in Iran in a show of solidarity with the kingdom, but rejected a final statement by Arab foreign ministers in Cairo that labeled Hezbollah as a terrorist group.Bassil, however, rejected the session's final statement which classified Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, saying that he asked for the classification to be removed.Bassil said Lebanon's role was based on its policy of encouraging dialogue and applying diplomacy instead of using violence and sectarian incitement to solve problems, adding that this policy was in Lebanon and the region's benefit as it keeps away the risk of division.
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