Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister of Lebanon last weekend from Riyadh, may be under Saudi house arrest, Lebanese politicians fear. For the first time, that suspicion is being voiced even by senior officials close to Hariri, who is backed by Saudi. Lucy Fielder reports.
President Michel Aoun has been convening high-level meetings with Lebanese politicians and foreign diplomats since Hariri resigned in a surprise broadcast from Saudi Arabia on November fourth.
Aoun made the remark in a meeting on Friday, the official said. Aoun said anything Hariri has said or may say “does not reflect reality” due to the mystery of his situation since he quit.
Aoun said in a statement from his office that any stance or move by Hariri “is the result of the dubious and mysterious situation that he is living in the kingdom”.
Mr Hariri’s resignation, which was televised from Saudi Arabia, was a surprise move that plunged …