Resigned Lebanon Prime Minister Vows to Return to Beirut ‘Soon’

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Saad Hariri speaks to journalists following his nomination as Lebanese prime minister on November 3, 2016. Photo: AFP

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledged on Sunday he would return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia “very soon,” in his first television interview since his shock resignation last weekend.

“I will return to Lebanon very soon,” Mr. Hariri told his party’s Future Television in an interview from Riyadh.

Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday accused Saudi Arabia of detaining Mr. Hariri and of asking the Shiite movement’s archfoe Israel to launch strikes.

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