I would return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia very soon: Saad Hariri

Vastavam web: Saad Hariri pledged today he would return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia “very soon,” in his first television interview since his shock resignation as prime minister eight days ago.In an exclusive interview from Riyadh with his party’s Future TV, Hariri brushed aside rumours that he was under de facto house arrest in Saudi Arabia.Hariri, who also holds Saudi citizenship, stepped down in a televised broadcast from Riyadh on November 4, a move that sent shockwaves throughout Lebanon and the region.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun has yet to formally accept Hariri’s resignation and has said he wants to meet him in person to discuss the situation.Just hours before Hariri’s interview on Sunday, Aoun blasted the “obscure circumstances” around the resigned prime minister’s stay in Riyadh.In his announcement last week, Hariri accused Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of taking over his country and destabilising the broader region, saying he feared for his life.