France says Lebanon's Hariri should be free to go home

 14 Nov 2017 - 18:21

France says Lebanon's Hariri should be free to go home
A poster of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is seen on a giant billboard that reads in Arabic "Your dignity is Lebanon's dignity" on the highway of Zouk Mosbeh, north of Beirut, on November 14, 2017. / AFP / JOSEPH EID


Paris: French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Tuesday that Lebanon's Saad Hariri must be able to return home from Saudi Arabia to end uncertainty caused by his shock resignation as prime minister.

"What's at stake is Mr Hariri being able to return home freely to clarify his situation in line with the Lebanese constitution," Philippe told parliament, saying his resignation, announced in Saudi Arabia, had caused "a period of uncertainty".

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