Foreign minister blaming Gulf states for ISIS was ‘his personal opinion’, says Lebanese president

Lebanon’s president has dismissed incendiary comments made by Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe as “his personal opinion” and not Beirut’s, after Wehbe claimed the Gulf states were responsible for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS).

Speaking on Tuesday, President Michel Aoun talked of the “the depth of the brotherly relationship between Lebanon and the Gulf countries,” notably Saudi Arabia, and sought to repair any damage done by caretaker Foreign Minister Wehbe....