Lebanese resigned PM announces return to Beirut in 2 days
Posters depicting Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who has resigned as Lebanese Prime Minister, with Arabic words that read 'We are all with you' hangs on a street in Beirut, Lebanon, on Nov. 14, 2017. EPA-EFE/WAEL HAMZEH
A poster depicting Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who has resigned, with Arabic words that read 'We are all with you' hangs on a street in Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 14, 2017. EPA-EFE/WAEL HAMZEH
Beirut, Nov 14 (efe-epa).- The Lebanese prime minister on Tuesday announced that he will return to Lebanon within two days.
Saad Hariri reported that he is very well in Saudi Arabia, where he has been since his resignation.
Prime Minister Hariri made his remarks in a brief message on his official Twitter account, confirming that his family is in "his country," Saudi Arabia.
"I'm very good and, God willing, I'm going to return to Lebanon in two days, let's calm down," he tweeted.
On the other hand, Hariri's press office denied that he had offered to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran, as stated by Ali Akbar Velayati, adviser to Iranian supreme leader, Ali Khamenei.
Velayati met with Hariri in the Lebanese capital before the latter traveled to Riyadh, where he unexpectedly announced his resignation on Nov. 4.
However, the press office of the prime minister said that Hariri did not propose any mediation between one country and another, but he talked with Velayati about the need to stop the Iranian interference in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.