Hariri tweets: ‘I’m very well and returning to Lebanon in two days’

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Lebanon's outgoing Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri tweeted, Tuesday, announcing his return to Lebanon within two days, stressing that he was doing "very well".

Hariri said: "I’m very well, and God willing, I will return in two days, my family is in its second home Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of welfare."

Hariri is re-communicating with the Lebanese people via Twitter, refuting rumors about his position, because he disappeared for days after announcing his resignation in a protest against Iran's intervention in Lebanon, and after revealing a plot to assassinate him.

Hariri set the date for his return to Lebanon after announcing on a television interview that he plans to return to Beirut soon.

Hariri’s resignation while in Saudi Arabia pitched Lebanon into political crisis.

Hariri cited fear of assassination and accused Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world during his resignation speech.

Hariri gave his first public remarks on Sunday, saying in a televised interview in Riyadh he planned to return to Lebanon within days to affirm his resignation.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun, who has stated that he believes Riyadh is restricting Hariri’s freedom, has refused to his resignation until his return from Saudi Arabia.

The political crisis has thrust tiny Lebanon to the forefront of the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran being played out on battlefields from Syria to Yemen.

(With Reuters)