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Lebanon president says Saudi holds Hariri, calls it aggression: reports

Lebanon president says Saudi holds Hariri, calls it aggression: reports
From Reuters - November 15, 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia had detained Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the first time he had said so publicly, and called it an act of aggression against Lebanon.

Nothing justifies Hariris lack of return for 12 days. We therefore consider him detained. This is a violation of the Vienna agreements and human rights law, Aoun said at a meeting with Lebanese journalists and media executives that was reported widely in the country.

Hariri resigned as Lebanons prime minister on Nov. 4 in a video broadcast from Saudi Arabia and has yet to return to Lebanon. Aoun has said he will not accept the resignation until Hariri returns to Lebanon and submits it in person.

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