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5. Saudi Arabia calls back envoy to Germany

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Germany for consultations over remarks by German Foreign Minister on Lebanon.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told reporters after his meeting with Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil on Thursday that Europe "could not tolerate the adventurism that has spread there."

The Saudi foreign ministry said the remarks were unjustified.

Gabriel's remarks in support of Lebanon were apparently seen as critical of Saudi Arabia.
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