Lebanese PM Saad Hariri suspends resignation

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Hariri puts surprise resignation earlier this month on hold, saying he responded to president’s request to take consultations

The Lebanese prime minister, Saad Hariri, has said he is suspending the resignation that he announced two weeks ago from Saudi Arabia.

“Our nation today needs at this sensitive time exceptional efforts from everyone to protect it against danger,” Hariri said during independence day celebrations, having returned to Beirut late on Tuesday. “We must dissociate from wars, external struggles and regional conflicts.”

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