Jubeir: Hariri's Resignation Withdrawal No 'Defeat' for SA

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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Friday affirmed that the Kingdom was not “defeated” after Prime Minister Saad Hariri rescinded his resignation, pointing out that SA will “wait and see” if the premier will be “allowed to implement his political agenda.”

“We have backed PM Saad Hariri and his political agenda when he formed his first government under President Michel Aoun. However, Aoun and Hizbullah did not give Hariri the space to govern,” said Jubeir in an interview with France 24

“They used him as a front to change the electoral law. That's why Hariri decided to resign and create a positive shock,” he added.

Hariri's announcement from Saudi Arabia that he was stepping down in November-- which he later revoked after returning back to Lebanon three week after-- has thrown the country into disarray as the move was highly blamed on the Kingdom as having forced the PM's resignation.

The Saudi minister added that Hariri had returned to Lebanon with the aim of submitting his resignation officially, “but Speaker Nabih Berri promised him that Lebanon will commit to neutrality regarding the happenings in the Arab world and that Hariri will be given a political space to work with.”

Saudi Arabia “will therefore wait and see. We have backed this notion and will see if Aoun and Hizbullah will allow Hariri the space he wants to work for Lebanon,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “wants a stable and prosperous Lebanon. If Lebanon had not existed, there should have been a need to invent it. There are more than 17 sects living in harmony in this model country. If we lose it we will lose the minorities and wealth to our culture,” concluded al-Jubeir.

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Thumb tric.portugal 15 December 2017, 14:32

the Saudis continue to atack the Head of the Cristhians in Lebanon!!!??? The West give so much power to this Mecas...the Saudis saying that turn again Lebanon in a political Chaos if Head of the Cristhians in the lebanese political system do not converted to the Meca positions...and the amazing, of the amzing is the behavour of the Saudis is supported by Macron...

Thumb Spotter 15 December 2017, 15:25

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Thumb i.report 15 December 2017, 16:59

Dieu bénisse l'Amérique, l'Arabie Saoudite et leurs alliés pour leurs combats contre les forces du mal.

Thumb hakwaji 15 December 2017, 18:23

hakawati; you talk too much.

Missing willyvandamme 16 December 2017, 13:37

Mr Jubeir is a kidnapper holding a prime minister from an independent country as hostage. It shows the true nature of the man and the ruling family of that country.

Thumb gigahabib 18 December 2017, 18:20

Every day is a defeat for Saudia.