Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil. (AP/Ivan Sekretarev)
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil sparred Friday over the latter's stance on Iran during a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.Hariri added that what Lebanon is witnessing is a betrayal of its Arab character for a closer alignment with Iran, claiming that the Foreign Ministry had been taken "hostage".The Foreign Ministry issued a statement Friday countering Hariri's claims.The statement stressed that the Foreign Ministry's stance was in line with both the policy of disassociation, which was agreed upon by the major Lebanese political parties during dialogue sessions, and the very same policy that was being voiced by the Lebanese government.
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