Prime Minister Saad Hariri just announced his resignation

Today, announced his resignation from his post as the Lebanese Prime Minister from Riyadh, . In his speech, Hariri said that the reasons behind his resignation are the external factors that are negatively impacting and trying to threaten its safety. He accused of interfering in and other Middle Eastern countries. He also mentioned that the situation in is similar to the state of the country before his father, the previous Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, was assassinated in Downtown in 2005. In fact, a failed assassination attempt has been foiled earlier this week. The speech was broadcasted on television, while President was informed by Hariri’s decision via a telephone call. Speaker of the Parliament received the news when he arrived in . Berri is on his way back to to follow Hariri’s resignation. Lebanese politicians were surprised by this decision. The Lebanese Minister of Finance Ali Hassan Khalil announced that the Lebanese pound is not in danger following the resignation. Hariri wished the best to :

I hope that will be the strongest free independent country, with no authority over it except for its great people, governed by law and protected by one army and one weapon.

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