Basim sent me this: "The UAE, Qatar and Bahrain called on their citizens Saturday to avoid travel to Lebanon and for those in the country to depart given the tense security situation as Prime Minster Najib Mikati, who expressed surprise on the development, urged the three states to reconsider their decisions.
He urged the three states to reconsider their decisions and welcomed “all those visiting to Lebanon, particularly our Arab brothers.” Earlier Saturday, [Minister of Foreign Affairs Adnan] Mansour, who left Beirut to participate at a forum in Doha, urged both the UAE and Qatar to revise their decisions."
While Emirati citizens are leaving Lebanon under their own free will during what they perceive to be a time of war. Lebanese citizens were forcibly expelled from the UAE during a time of peace. This, of course, did not prevent Mikati from prostrating before House of Nahyan."