Hariri: What Happened in Saudi Stays in Saudi

Hariri: What Happened in Saudi Stays in SaudiHariri: What Happened in Saudi Stays in Saudi

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said that the events that unfolded over the past three weeks of his time in Saudi Arabia will remain undisclosed, emphasizing that he does not wish to discuss the details of what happened to him during that period.

In an interview with French channel C News on Monday, Hariri said he wanted to bring about a “positive shock” on the Lebanese people through the announcement of his resignation, stressing that there was no pressure on him to resign from Saudi Arabia, Al Jazeera reported.

Hariri had announced his resignation on November 4 from the Saudi capital Riyadh, but deferred his decision on November 22 when he returned to Lebanon after visiting France and Egypt.

In a televised speech, Hariri blamed interference in Lebanon by Iran and its Lebanese ally, the Hezbollah movement, for his decision to resign, adding that he feared an assassination attempt.

Referring to Hezbollah, Hariri said: “Iran’s arm ... has managed to impose a fait accompli on Lebanon through the power of its weapons.”

“They have built a state within a state.”

In his interview with C News, the premier said he would resign if Hezbollah does not agree to change the status quo in the country.



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