Lebanon's PM Hariri withdraws his resignation

Lebanon PM Hariri revokes resignation as all parties agree on deal

Lebanon PM Hariri revokes resignation as all parties agree on deal

Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tuesday reiterated Lebanon's "Arab" identity, adding that it wasn't up for debate as he said the country was not in a position to harm its Arab regional neighbors.

Sources in the prime minister's office told Asharq al-Awsat that the new ministerial statement would focus on four main points, including dissociating Lebanon from Arab conflicts, preserving good relations with Arab countries, stopping harmful media campaigns and committing to the Taif Accord.

From Saudi Arabia, which he visited on November 4, Hariri announced his resignation in a televised broadcast, saying that he feared for his life and denouncing a possible assassination plot against him, which sparked a major political crisis in Lebanon.

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Last week, Lebanese President Michel Aoun met with Hariri and announced that he would not accept his resignation.

His resignation was seen as part of an intensifying power struggle between the Saudi kingdom - which had long backed Hariri - and its regional rival Iran, which backs the armed organisation Hezbollah.

"The aim is to support the political process (in Lebanon) at a crucial moment", the French foreign ministry said, minutes after Hariri announced he had rescinded his resignation.

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Hariri shocked the nation with his freaky resignation in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia last month, citing Lebanese militant group Hezbollah's meddling in regional affairs as a main reason for stepping down.

The Lebanese President had said at the time Hariri was being held against his will in Riyadh, a claim Hariri denied. He blamed chief Saudi foe Iran and its proxy Hezbollah of destabilizing his country, and the timing and location of the statement raised questions whether the 47-year-old had been coerced into resigning.

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