Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri resigned, fearing for their lives
The Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri has unexpectedly resigned, saying in a televised address that does it out of fear for his life. Father politician Rafik Hariri in 2005, was the victim of an assassination attempt.
“I feel that against me is brewing a conspiracy. We live in an atmosphere similar to the one that preceded the death of the Martyr Rafik Hariri,” said he, blamed Iranian-backed Shiite movement Hezbollah.
Father politician Rafik Hariri, also head of the government of Lebanon, was killed by a car bomb explosion in 2005.
Saad Hariri was Prime Minister from 2009-2011 and returned to the post in November last year, promising a “new era for Lebanon” after two years of political instability.
According to Hariri, Iran “sows fear and destruction” in neighbouring countries, including Lebanon.
Tehran-supported Hezbollah is fighting in Syria on the side of Bashar al-Assad.
Hariri made his statements while in the Saudi capital Riyadh. It is unknown whether he intends to return home.
The last time he traveled several times to Saudi Arabia, the main regional opponent of Iran.
The Hariri family for many years and is known for its reliance on Saudi Arabia and opposition to Hezbollah, which the Sunni militias have repeatedly clashed in the streets of Beirut.
According to the editor of the world service Bi-bi-si on Arab Affairs Sebastian usher, care Lebanon Hariri promises a new round of instability.