Saad Hariri, PM of Lebanon, resigns unexpectedly over fear of assassination

The Prime Minister of Lebanon said in a statement he has chosen to resign over fears of an assassination plot. He criticized Iran and Hezbollah for meddling in Arab affairs.
Hariri Photo credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Saad Hariri, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, announced his resignation Saturday, saying he senses a conspiracy to assassinate him.

In a televised statement, Hariri said the current climate in Lebanon is similar to that which preceded the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Hariri slammed Iran's "grip" on the country and said Iran "and its affiliates" in the region will "not prevail."

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