Hariri 'Not Kidnapped' in KSA, Says MBS Humorously

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday commented sarcastically on reports suggesting that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri had been held against his will in Saudi Arabia last year.

“PM-designate Hariri will stay in Saudi Arabia for two days, so I hope there won't be rumors that he's kidnapped,” MBS quipped in remarks to an investment conference in Riyadh, flanked by Hariri and Bahrain's crown prince.

The audience at the Future Investment Initiative laughed and applauded.

Hariri has maintained good relations with Saudi Arabia despite the crisis that erupted following his bizarre resignation from Riyadh last year.

The PM-designate has repeatedly denied that he was “detained” in Saudi Arabia, stressing that what happened is "a page turned."

Saudi Arabia for its part has slammed as “incorrect” remarks made by French President Emmanuel Macron that Hariri had been detained in Riyadh back in November.

Hariri “was held in Saudi Arabia for several weeks,” Macron told BFM TV in May, boasting that his country had prevented “a war in Lebanon.”

Comments 5
Thumb Southern...... 24 October 2018, 19:48

Humorously!? and he already cut into pieces of an individual!

nasty Saudi.

Thumb Southern...... 24 October 2018, 20:11

"Hariri humorously: An all-women government would be better for Lebanon."

humorously too!? what a nasty Saudi.

Thumb whyaskwhy 24 October 2018, 20:23

Well thats a better statement from MBS to help calm things down.
Although it has nothing to do with the thread Southern I do not agree with 99% of Hariris speeches however I do believe that an all women Lebanese government would certainly be more capable than the current government!

Thumb chrisrushlau 24 October 2018, 23:54

So you apparently believe that not only Israeli state racism but Lebanese authoritarianism (the privileged Christian minority getting half the seats in Parliament) cannot survive except on a foundation of Gulf Coast monarchical despotism.

Thumb whyaskwhy 25 October 2018, 16:19

Whats your deal against Christians? are you enamored by Christianity or simply jealous of how they seem to have survived in a region full of hate? I'm guessing its the later hence you have included Chris in your name?