Hariri to hold off resignation as Lebanon’s PM

hariri in terview in Riyadh Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday he would hold off presenting his resignation as prime minister in response to a request from President Michel Aoun to allow more dialogue.

“I presented today my resignation to President Aoun and he urged me to wait before offering it and to hold onto it for more dialogue about its reasons and political background, and I showed responsiveness,” Hariri said in a televised statement.

  • Danny Farah

    He will have a short honeymoon before Hezbollah and Iran come up with more surprises. However the Saudis are no different since Bin Salman acting impulsively in trying to impress his fellow countrymen and the the arabs. No doubts the Iranian/Hezbollah campaign outsmarted the Saudis.

  • Niemals

    I’m not sure many people remember my theory that “The farther Saad al-Hariri is away from Lebanon, the more Hassan Nasrallah loses in his popularity.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/723d65fdcb93d1dcc1ee0cb9185ef13854142b76065ff67aaff1935e5e866d4d.jpg Prime Minister Saad Hariri addresses crowds that headed to his Downtown residence on Nov. 22, 2017 in a show of support. (The Daily Star/ Mohamad Azakir)
    ‘Thank you. Thank you. Thank you’: Hariri to supporters
    That is why the annual marathon turned into a pro-Hariri rally.

    • Arzna

      Who said Nasrallah is popular ?
      Some Lebanese admire him but I think the majority of the Lebanese are scared of Hezbollah and dislike Nasrallah intensely. I think on a scale of 1 to 10 I doubt he will score more than 3.5 . I also know that within the Shiite sect he is disliked and feared by many

    • Hind Abyad

      Your “Theory”?? Haa haaa! Mama Merkel;-))

  • Desbil

    Hold your breath everyone.The guy who has returned to Lebanon is not Saad Harriri.The guy we see is an imposter,or Harriri’ look a like or body double who was sent to Lebanon by the Evil Empire running the show.Saad Harrir was taken care of in France.That’ why He was sent there in the first place.Every member of the Harriri ( the brave ,self made millionaire nationalist) family will be exterminated one after another.Lebanon should be governed , (T)hey have decided,by a bunch of very corrupt mercenary,coward politicians headed by a semi literate ex vegetable seller ,the fatso Hassn Nassrolah.The next thing we will witness ,will be this imposter kissing Hassan Nassrolahs hand.The farther Saad Harriri had stayed away from Lebanon , the more irrelevant this fatso would have become.therfore , a plan had to be designed to reverse the outcome.Using body-doubles and look-a-likes is a fast growing trend which can even confuse the seasoned political pundits !

  • PatienceTew

    Good for you Saad, but, watch your back!