Lebanon PM says free in Saudi and will return home 'soon'

  • Monday 13, November 2017 in 9:27 AM
Sharjah24 – AFP: Saad Hariri, whose resignation as Lebanon's prime minister a week ago, said Sunday he is "free" in Saudi Arabia and will return to Lebanon "very soon".
In an interview from Riyadh with his party's Future TV, Hariri brushed aside rumours that he was under de facto house arrest in the kingdom, from which he announced his surprise departure.

"I am free here. If I want to travel tomorrow, I will," Hariri said.

"I will return to Lebanon very soon," Hariri said, adding later that he would land in Beirut "in two or three days".

Hariri, 47, announced he was stepping down from his post in a televised address on November 4 from Riyadh, and has yet to return to his native Lebanon.