Hariri plans to return to Lebanon, warns of sanctions over Hezbollah

Hariri plans to return to Lebanon, warns of sanctions over Hezbollah

Hariri plans to return to Lebanon, warns of sanctions over Hezbollah

Lebanon's resigned prime minister Saad Hariri said late Sunday that he would return to his country "soon", during a televised interview.

A picture of Lebanon's prime minister appeared this week on the front of a popular daily newspaper below the headline "The Hostage".

The race turned into a political rally, with numerous runners calling for the return of Hariri, who has not publicly spoken since unexpectedly announcing his resignation. But he also said that if he rescinds his decision to quit, the Hezbollah movement must respect Lebanon's policy of staying out of regional conflicts.

He spoke after pressure from Lebanese officials, who said his resignation was not accepted because it was declared in Saudi Arabia.

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"Yes, it would have been better that I come to Lebanon (to resign) but there was danger", he said, referring to an alleged assassination plot against him.

"Lebanon does not accept its prime minister being in a situation at odds with global treaties and the standard rules in relations between states", he said.

Next to Saad Hariri was a photograph of the man they alleged to be his captor: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

After a belligerent resignation speech on November 4, Hariri looked sad and exhausted on Sunday, at times holding back tears in the interview that went on for over an hour. Once he returns, Aoun tweeted, "we will listen to him about all circumstances, topics and concerns that need addressing".

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He added that a marathon planned in Beirut on Sunday in which tens of thousands are expected to participate should be "a national sports demonstration for solidarity with Prime Minister Hariri and his return to his country". She first read the time from her phone and then reported to Hariri developments in Lebanon, including protests.

Hariri's office said he met several diplomats in Riyadh on Monday including the British and German ambassadors.

The kingdom has been demanding that Hezbollah play no role in future government, accusing the group of supporting anti-Saudi Yemen rebels known as Houthis.

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