Hariri arrives in Paris


November 18th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Breakingnews.sy – – translated by Samer Hussein –


The (outgoing) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in the French capital city of Paris after finally being allowed to depart Saudi Arabia. 

On Saturday morning, a Boeing aircraft carrying Hariri landed at Le Bourget Airport in Paris where a Lebanese delegation was waiting. 

Hariri was accompanied only by his wife Lara, however, the Lebanese media said that his eldest son Hossam arrived n France yesterday already.

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His two other children reportedly stayed in Saudi Arabia. 

Hariri is expected to meet with the French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace later in the day. 

Before leaving the country, Hariri wrote on his Twitter account that he was on his way to the airport to leave Riyadh, denying the rumours that he was being held in Saudi Arabia.

In an unexpected move, Hariri announced his resignation while visiting Saudi Arabia on November 4th, citing the growing influence of Iran and Hezbollah, as well as possible attempts on his life, as the main reasons behind his sudden decision.

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