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Saudi king receives ex-Lebanon PM Hariri in Riyadh

Saudi king receives ex-Lebanon PM Hariri in Riyadh
From Reuters - November 6, 2017

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman received former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Riyadh on Monday following his resignation, Saudi media reported.

Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday from Riyadh, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran, Saudi Arabias arch-rival, and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.

King Salman met the resigned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri a short while ago, a presenter on Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said.

Hariris resignation toppled a coalition government that included Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah, thrusting Lebanon back into the frontline of the Saudi-Iranian regional rivalry and risking an open-ended political crisis.

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