WATCH: Who is “mysterious man” that appeared during Hariri interview?


November 13th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– – – translated by Samer Hussein –

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BEIRUT, Lebanon. The outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri yesterday gave his first interview since his resignation while visiting the Saudi capital city of Riyadh on November 4th. 

The Lebanese public, however, paid a closer attention to certain things that happened during the interview, namely to the “mysterious man” who appeared in the camera staff and raised a big debate. 

The interview was conducted by Future TV presenter Paula Yacoubian in Saudi Arabia and was broadcasted live.

During an interview, Hariri said he will return to Lebanon and might even reconsider his resignation.

In a television interview, conducted by the Egyptian journalist Amr Adib, Yacoubian was asked about the controversy that began spreading all over the social networks after camera caught a man appearing behind both Yacoubian.

Yacoubian said that the man was likely from a TV crew and appeared due to a technical error.

While Hariri was answering a question from Yacoubian, he suddenly began focusing his attention to the right side. 

When the camera turned back to the presenter, a man appeared behind her with a piece of paper in his hand, indicating as if he may have been checking his speech.

Hariri looked at him twice during the live broadcast before waving his hand, signaling him to leave. 

Yacoubian noted that she hasn’t been in contact with any Saudi official, except the driver who took her to Hariri’s residence and who himself was not an official anyway.

Some, however, said Hariri appeared nervous during the whole interview, adding that except for Yacoubian, no-one from the technical crew was allowed to enter Hariri’s residence.


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