First Published: 2017-11-16

Saudi FM rejects accusations Hariri in Saudi Arabia against his will
Jubeir says Lebanese PM is in Saudi Arabia by his own will, it is up to him, his assessment to security situation in Lebanon.
Middle East Online

Jubeir accused Hezbollah of destabilising the region

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir rejected accusations that his country was holding Saad al-Hariri against his will, saying the Lebanese prime minister who resigned earlier this month was free to leave when he wants.

"... Al-Hariri lives in the kingdom by his own will and he resigned; regarding his return to Lebanon, it is up to him and his assessment to the security situation (in Lebanon)", Jubeir told a joint news conference in Riyadh with French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian.

He also accused Hezbollah of destabilising the region, and said "consultations and coordination between peace-loving countries and Lebanon-loving countries are underway to try to find a way that would restore sovereignty to Lebanon and reduce the negative action which Hezbollah is conducting in Lebanon".


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