Hariri returns home weeks after resignation

TEHRAN, Nov. 22 (MNA) – Saad Hariri has finally returned to Beirut, more than two weeks after announcing his surprise resignation as Lebanon's prime minister from Saudi Arabia.

The Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Beirut late Tuesday. Hariri's plane landed at Beirut International Airport.

Upon arrival, he first visited the grave of his slain father Rafic Al-Hariri, a former Lebanese prime minister.

Hariri had already met with presidents of Egypt and Cyprus. These meetings took place after he had announced his resignation two week ago in Saudi Araba.  

After flying to Paris from Saudi Arabia on Saturday to meet French President Emmanuel Macron, Hariri said he would return to Lebanon to take part in Independence Day celebrations which falls on Nov. 22.

Many believe that Hariri was being held hostage in Riyadh.


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