MANAMA, 22nd February, 2016 (WAM) — Bahrain’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, has re-affirmed the soundness of the Saudi stance to halt military aid to Lebanon.

The Bahrain News Agency, BNA, reported that the minister said that Lebanon should realise that it is part of the Arab nation and will always be supported in all situations, in turn calling on Lebanon to stand by the Arab nation.

He denied that the forces participating in the ‘Thunder of the North’ military exercises would intervene in Syria, stressing that the exercise sends a clear message to terrorism and those who support it.

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