Tammam Salam attends a conference at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam justified Arab countries' concerns about a possible Iranian advancement in the region, describing attempts to challenge it as "legal".The complaints are legal and based on distrust," Salam said in an interview with the Saudi-owned daily Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.The premier said that his government is relentlessly seeking to rectify Lebanon's gap with Arab countries, particularly Gulf states, by affirming Lebanon's keenness to preserve Arab consensus and unity. Thousands of Lebanese have been reportedly expelled from Gulf states which have upped their security measures against individuals believed to be linked to Hezbollah.Earlier this month, the six-member GCC blacklisted Hezbollah as a terrorist group.
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