Foreign Ministry: Bukhari denied having asked to prevent church bell ringing near Saudi Embassy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated in a statement on Friday that Saudi Minister Plenipotentiary Charge d'Affaires in Lebanon, Waleed al-Bukhari, denied a news published by some media means, claiming that al-Bukhari had asked the Lebanese state to prevent the bell ringing in a church near the Saudi Embassy in Beirut.

"The Ministry is keen to clarify that in a phone call with the Saudi Ambassador Waleed al-Bukhari, the latter flatly denied the said news, considering it as misleading," the statement read.

Source: National News Agency