Sa’ad Hariri back to Beirut after he announced his resignation
On Tuesday evening (November 21st), Sa’ad Hariri arrived in Beirut for the first time since he announced his resignation as prime minister via a television channel from Saudi Arabia, prompting the country into a political crisis.
The Lebanese Prime Minister arrived in Cyprus on Tuesday evening to meet with his president before his expected return to Beirut to participate in celebrations of the Lebanese Independence Day.
Earlier in the day, Hariri held a meeting in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Hariri’s sudden resignation on November 4 brought the country back to the forefront of regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which backs the powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, which is part of the government.