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Lebanon's foreign minister resigns after TV interview

During a televised interview, Charbel Wehbe drew a link between the wealthy Gulf states and the rise of the Islamic State.
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Lebanese Defense Minister Zeina Akar was named acting foreign minister on Wednesday after Lebanon‘s former top diplomat resigned over incendiary comments he made about Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region’s role in the rise of the Islamic State. 

On Wednesday, Lebanese President Michel Aoun appointed Akar, who also currently serves as deputy prime minister in the country’s caretaker government, Lebanese broadcaster MTV reported. 

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