Lebanon PM Hariri rescinds resignation

Source:Reuters Published: 2017/12/5 22:28:39

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday and said all members of the government had agreed to stay out of conflicts in Arab countries.

Hariri quit his job in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia a month ago but later said he might withdraw the resignation, providing all parties in Lebanon's government agree to adhere to the state's policy of "dissociation" from regional conflicts.

The Lebanese government said in a statement read by Hariri: "The cabinet thanks its leader [Hariri] for his position and for revoking his resignation."

"All [the government's] political components decide to dissociate themselves from all conflicts, disputes, wars or the internal affairs of brother Arab countries, in order to preserve Lebanon's economic and political relations," Hariri said.

His resignation offer thrust Lebanon back into a regional tussle between Riyadh and its main regional foe, Iran.



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