Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s older brother has broken his silence over the premier’s mysterious resignation, saying he supports his brother’s decision.
In his first public statement, Bahaa Hariri blasted Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah.
The statement from Bahaa Hariri’s office was sent to The Associated Press Wednesday. In it, the elder Hariri accuses Hezbollah of seeking “to take control of Lebanon.” He also expressed gratitude to Saudi Arabia for “decades of support” for Lebanon’s national institutions.
In a phone call with the AP Wednesday, Bahaa Hariri declined to comment further.