Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil. (AP/Ivan Sekretarev)
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Lebanon will not become part of the rift between Iran and Gulf states, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said, underlining his vehement support to election of MP Michel Aoun as president.In the following weeks, the Gulf Cooperation Council designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization, Gulf countries issued travel warnings against Lebanon and Saudi Arabia later announced it was halting $4 billion in aid to Lebanon's military and police.Turning to the prolonged presidential crisis, Bassil, who is the Free Patriotic Movement leader, highlighted that the popular majority backs the presidential bid of Change and Reform leader MP Aoun.Earlier this month Bassil said that FPM supporters would take to the street if Parliament failed to elect FPM founder Aoun as Lebanon's next president.
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