Morocco & Lebanon Back Boycott

14 Jun
2:35 AM

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil says his country is boycotting the forthcoming US-led conference in Bahrain, in support of President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for “peace” between the Israeli regime and Palestinians, dubbed “The Deal of the Century,” because Palestinians are not taking part in the event.

“We will not participate in the Bahrain conference, [scheduled for June 25-26], because the Palestinians are not participating and we prefer to have a clear idea about the proposed plan for peace. We were not consulted regarding [the plan],” Bassil said on Tuesday.

The statement came after an unnamed senior White House official said that Jordan, Egypt and Morocco had informed the administration they would send representatives to Manama.

But, according to the PNN, the Moroccan foreign minister denied that his country would participate in the economic workshop in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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