At Hariri, saying the resignation has interests in Riyadh, said the expert

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in fotoreceptor of the Council of Ministers of Lebanon Saad al-Hariri. Archival photoAt Hariri, saying the resignation has interests in Riyadh, said the expert© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

The Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, recently made a statement about his resignation from Riyadh, has business interests in Saudi Arabia, said the former Russian Ambassador in Lebanon Oleg Peresypkin.

In early November, Hariri, while in Riyadh, unexpectedly announced his resignation. In a broadcast on Saudi channel «al Arabiya» speech, he blamed the Shiite movement «Hezbollah» and Iran of fomenting strife in Lebanon and the Arab world and stated that it learned of the impending attempt on his life.

«We have to assume that he is also a Saudi citizen, because his father 18 years working in Saudi Arabia, there naturally grew up the son and, moreover, since he is a businessman, he has many business interests associated with Saudi Arabia,» said Peresypkin in the course organized by MIA «Russia today» round table on the situation in Lebanon and the middle East.

According to the former Ambassador, his resignation, Hariri had supported the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, who recently again spoke harshly against Iran.

The President of Lebanon Michel Aoun on Saturday demanded that Saudi Arabia explain that still prevents the Prime Minister to return to Lebanon and to justify his resignation. Later, Hariri said that he will return home in the next two or three days, and then formally resigns in accordance with the Constitution of the country.

The Aoun stressed that all statements Hariri outside Lebanon will be seen as done under pressure. He said that he would wait for the return policy at the home to explain the reasons for the resignation. In turn, the leader of the movement «Hezbollah» Hassan Nasrallah said that the reasons for Hariri’s resignation must be sought in Saudi Arabia, and the Iranian foreign Ministry called the accusations groundless Hariri.

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