Saudi-owned TV says Lebanese PM was target of assassination plot days ago

By REUTERS
November 4, 2017 16:59
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The Saudi-owned pan-Arab television channel al-Arabiya al-Hadath said on Saturday an assassination plot was foiled against Lebanese leader Saad al-Hariri in Beirut days ago, citing an unnamed source.

Lebanese officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Hariri travelled to Saudi Arabia on Friday and announced his resignation as prime minister on Saturday in a speech condemning Riyadh's regional foes Iran and Hezbollah and saying he feared assassination.

"Those who planned to assassinate prime minister Hariri deactivated the observation towers while his motorcade was passing by," Arabiya cited the source as saying.


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