Lebanese President Michel Aoun told Saudi Arabia’s envoy that the way Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned from Riyadh on Saturday was “unacceptable,” and called for his immediate return to Lebanon. Aoun made the comments in a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Charge d’Affaires Walid Al Bukhari at the presidential palace outside Beirut, the state-run National News Agency reported on Friday. The president also met with envoys from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan.
Lebanese Prime Minister unexpectedly resigned on Saturday in a televised speech from Saudi Arabia, saying he feared for his life and accusing Iran and its proxies of destabilising his country and the region. Hariri, a pro-Saudi Sunni politician, said has suffered enough because of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah and its grip on politics.
Saad Hariri, son of slain former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri, speaks during an interview at the Hotel Des Indes in the Hague on January 16, 2014. Saad Hariri is attending the trial in absentia of four Hezbollah members accused of assassinating his father in a massive car bomb explosion in downtown Beirut on February 14, 2005. Hariri spoke after the opening day of the trial before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in a suburb just outside The Hague.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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