Conducted a campaign to intimidate Lebanon, the foreign Ministry said the country

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotobanka foreign Minister of Lebanon Gebran BassilConducted a campaign to intimidate Lebanon, the foreign Ministry said the country© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

Foreign Minister of Lebanon Gebran Bassil said that the currently ongoing campaign of intimidation of the middle Eastern country.

At a meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, he noted that Beirut «faced with the difficulties in the way of building stability in the region».

«We were almost on the verge of the first in the history of our country signing the contract for the development of gas fields on the shelf with the participation of Russian companies. And now we see an attempt to bring Lebanese from this positive path. Now is campaign to intimidate Lebanon, the construction of obstacles in his way, under various pretexts,» said Basile.

The Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad al-Hariri on 4 November, 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 announced the impending attempt on his life. The President of Lebanon Michel Aoun demanded that Saudi Arabia explain that still prevents the Prime Minister to return to Lebanon, and is waiting to Hariri justified his resignation personally.

The leader of the movement «Hezbollah» Hassan Nasrallah earlier said that the reasons for Hariri’s resignation must be sought in Saudi Arabia, and the Iranian foreign Ministry called the accusations groundless Hariri. Nasrallah also said that Riyadh had forced Hariri to resign and possibly keeping him in Saudi Arabia by force.