A Lebanese judge who issued a ruling against the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon and accused her of interfering in the country’s internal affairs, submitted his resignation on Tuesday, state-run news agency and a judicial source said.
Judge Mohamed Mazeh submitted his resignation to the Supreme Judicial Council as soon as he was informed that he would be the subject of a judicial investigation, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.
Mazeh on Saturday issued an order banning local and foreign media outlets in the country from interviewing U.S. Ambassador Dorothy Shea for a year after her remarks against the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement to the Saudi-owned Al-Hadath news channel.
Mazeh said the comments represented interference in Lebanon’s internal affairs, could incite sectarian strife, and threaten social peace.
According to a judicial source Mazeh was referred to the Judicial Inspection Authority because he caused a diplomatic spat between Lebanon and the U.S….
Source: Vanguard Newspaper