Lebanon’s PM says he will return in two days
BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who plunged the country into crisis with his surprise resignation during a trip to Saudi Arabia, says he will return home in the next two days.
In his first tweet in more than a week, Hariri told his followers that he is OK, and that he would be returning without his family, who will stay “in their home” in Saudi Arabia. Lebanese President Michel Aoun has refused to accept the Nov. 4 resignation, which came under mysterious circumstances, until Hariri returns to the country.
Lebanon has insisted the resignation was forced by Hariri’s Saudi patrons and that he is being kept in the kingdom against his will.
Hariri denied those reports in a Sunday TV interview and said he’ll return to Lebanon within days.
Some Lebanese officials have said he should return with his family, so he could be free of any Saudi pressure.