Asiri to NNA: Al Rahi caricature individual belief, not official

Fri 15 Feb 2013 at 13:09 Politics

NNA - Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri, on Friday asserted that Al-Watan Saudi newspaper's caricature criticizing Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi did not, in any way, express the country's opinion on Patriarch Rahi nor did it convey the Saudi media's opinion.



"We do have all appreciation and owe sincere respect to Patriarch Rahi," he said and explained that the responsibility of such an act fell solely on the person who conducted it.



"I am aware of Patriarch Rahi's recognition to Saudi Arabia's moderate approach," he explained.


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