Bahraini Foreign Ministry Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmad Al Khalifah denied on Thursday evening that there is a “crisis” between Lebanon and Bahrain.
Bahrain has submitted a formal memorandum to the Lebanese government because Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech was “filled with lies,” Khalifah told Al-Arabiya television.
Nasrallah insulted and threatened Bahrain from Lebanese territory, he said.
“It concerns us that a threat is coming from Lebanon and from a person who calls for violence in Bahrain and strife among its people.”
“Banning flights from and to Lebanon was not a punishment so much as it was attributing responsibility to Lebanon.”
Bahrain on Tuesday warned its citizens against travel to Lebanon after Nasrallah pledged his support for majority-Shia protests against the country’s Sunni monarchy.
The island state had previously branded Hezbollah a “terrorist organization” and slammed Nasrallah’s comments as “blatant interference.”