Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri Puts Resignation on Hold
The entire political arena in the Arab region was disrupted when Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation. Hariri delivered the shocking news on the 4th of November in Saudi Arabia — saying he feared that his life was in danger.
According to Khaleej Times, Hariri said he had accepted President Michel Aoun’s wish for him to suspend his resignation to allow for more consultations on the reasons for the move.
Hariri finally returned to Lebanon on Tuesday. His first stop was the grave of his father — former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri — who was assassinated in 2005. He also attended an Independence Day military parade in Beirut before meeting the President.
Most importantly, he shut down all the senseless speculations that claimed that Saudi Arabia forced him to resign, and detained him in an attempt to curb the influence of Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah.