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Hariri resigned under Saudi pressure says Lebanese resistance leader Nasrallah

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Lebanese resistance leader, has said the the country’s prime minister has been under pressure to resign his post.

He made remarks in a speech on Sunday after the country’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, announced his resignation through a televised statement from Saudi Arabia on Saturday, citing fears about his life and accusing Iran and the Hezbollah movement of interfering in internal affairs of Arab countries.

Nasrallah noted that the announcement of Hariri’s resignation came after a number of visits to Saudi Arabia, adding that the text and style of his resignation clearly showed that it was a Saudi text dictated to the Lebanese prime minister.

He said, “So far, we have reached the conclusion that nobody in Lebanon knows what the real reason behind Hariri’s resignation is and everybody has been taken by surprise in this regard.”

He also said, “Some people in Lebanon say the prime minister has been angry with some people and currents, but these remarks are not accurate and the main reason behind his resignation should be sought in Saudi Arabia.”

“Hezbollah is totally responsible and we ask everybody to remain calm and protect the country’s security and peaceful life in Lebanon,” he added.

Nasrallah also said, ‘All of us must remain calm within legal frameworks … and I don’t think that there is any party to clan in Lebanon whose interests are in Lebanon returning to chaotic conditions of the past.”

Meanwhile, the Lebanese army announced on Sunday that it had not uncovered any assassination plots in country.