Saad al-Hariri will 'certainly' remain prime minister, says Lebanon president Michel Aoun
Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri will 'certainly' remain prime minister, President Michel Aoun was quoted as saying
Rome: Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri will "certainly" remain prime minister and the country’s political crisis "will be resolved definitively in a few days", President Michel Aoun was quoted as saying by an Italian newspaper on Wednesday.
"We have just finished talks with all the political forces, within and outside government. There is a broad agreement," he was quoted as saying by the daily La Stampa during a visit to Italy.
Hezbollah’s leader said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon's prime minister to destabilise the country.
The protests have been fuelled by stagnant economic conditions exacerbated by a financial crisis.
Saudi Arabia forced ex-Lebanon PM Saad al-Hariri's to resign in order to counter Shiite Iran, Hezbollah
Saad al-Hariri's resignation has thrust Lebanon back to the forefront of a struggle that is reshaping the Middle East, between the conservative Sunni monarchy of Saudi Arabia and Shiite revolutionary Iran.