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Lebanon PM Saad Hariri resigns over fears of 'assassination'

By Deepika

In an unexpected move Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, over fears of assassination.

Lebanon PM Saad Hariri

Hariri made the announcement from Riyadh, where he had traveled to from Beirut Friday.

"I announce my resignation from the post of prime minister," he said in a speech broadcast from Saudi Arabia by the Al-Arabiya news network.

The prime minister confirmed his refusal to use Hezbollah's weapons against Lebanese and Syrians. He also expressed his fear of being assassinated.

Hariri, who was chosen as the Lebanese Prime Minister Since December 2016 added in his resignation letter that the current atmosphere in Lebanon is similar to the situation was prevailed before the assassination of his father Rafic Hariri in 2004.

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