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Lebanon's PM Hariri withdraws his resignation

IANS  |  Beirut 

Lebanons Prime Minister Saad Hariri officially announced on Tuesday withdrawing his resignation in a statement he read after the cabinet concluded its session held in Baabda Palace and chaired by President Michel Aoun.

Prime Minister Hariri read the final statement which stressed that Lebanon sticks to the dissociation policy and Taef Accord, the state-run Al Manaar reported.

"The government has unanimously approved a statement pledging compliance with a policy of dissociation, the president's oath of office in terms of dissociating the country from regional conflicts and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries," he added.

Hariri had announced last week that he was going to officially withdraw his resignation sometime this week if "positive circumstances" continue.

Lebanese officials say Saudi Arabia coerced Hariri, a long-time ally of Saudi Arabia, into resigning and held him there against his will until an intervention by France led to his return to Lebanon last week, however, Saudi Arabia denies the charge.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 19:26 IST
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