Lebanese PM Saad Hariri withdraws resignation

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Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri officially withdrew his resignation on Tuesday, a month after he announced it while in Saudi Arabia.

Hariri said in a statement that the situation had been resolved after all members of the government agreed to stay out of the affairs of other Arab countries.

“All members of the government have decided to distance themselves from all conflicts, disputes, wars or internal affairs of our brothers in the Arab countries in order to preserve Lebanon’s economic and political relations,” he said.

Hariri postponed his resignation two weeks ago following his return to Lebanon after France intervened. He has since accused Hezbollah and Iran of interfering in the regional affairs, and said that there had been a plot to assassinate him. However, he gave no further details.

Hezbollah is part of a national unity government formed by Hariri last year and has effectively ended years of conflict in the country.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accused Saudi Arabia of forcing Hariri to resign, which both Riyadh and Hariri denied.

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