Lebanon’s Hariri to Saudi Arabia: ‘Don’t abandon us’

Published February 23rd, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Speaking in a televised address, Hariri asked Saudi to still 'embrace' Lebanon. (AFP)
Speaking in a televised address, Hariri asked Saudi to still 'embrace' Lebanon. (AFP)

According to Reuters, Saad Al-Hariri, Lebanon’s former Prime Minister, has asked Saudi Arabia not to abandon his beloved country.

Speaking in a televised address on Monday, Hariri asked Saudi Arabia’s King Salman “not to forgo Lebanon and to continue to support and embrace it,” Reuters reported.

The former Prime Minister continued by saying Lebanon would “not be a protectorate for Iranian policies in the region. We are here to confirm in the loudest voice that nobody will be able to cancel Lebanon’s Arabness.”

Also on Monday, Reuter reports that Lebanon’s current Prime Minister Tammam Salam said he will visit the Gulf in the near future as head of a ministerial delegation to try and build better relations between Lebanon and its Arab “brothers” and remove any recent “stains” that have blotted the relationship between the countries.

Tamim added that they will stay “disassociated” from the conflicts in the region.

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