Lebanon’s PM may withdraw resignation if current political situation continues

Amid the political crisis in Lebanon following his sudden resignation earlier this month, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that he will most likely withdraw his resignation. He explained that if the current political situation continues, he will remain the prime minister of the Arab country.
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri indicated on Wednesday evening that he will most likely withdraw his resignation if the “positive” matters and the current political situation continue, according to a statement his office released. Earlier this month, Hariri announced his resignation from Saudi Arabia but suspended it due to Lebanese President Michel Aoun’s request.

Last week, Hariri said that he would shelve his resignation until a solution to the political crisis is reached. “I expect cooperation from all the sides in Lebanon to rebuild the country,” Hariri said upon his return to Beirut after spending about a week and a half in Riyadh.

“I handed in my resignation to President Aoun today,” Hariri added. “He asked that I wait in order to conduct another dialogue about the background and circumstances of the resignation and I agreed.” On his way back to Lebanon, Hariri met with several leaders in order to discuss the matter with them.



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