November 22, 2017
Saad al-Hariri who suspended his decision to resign as prime minister talks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Aziz Taher
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri told his supporters on Wednesday he would stay with them, after suspending his resignation in a move that eased a major political crisis.
“I am staying with you and will continue with you…to be a line of defense for Lebanon, Lebanon’s stability and Lebanon’s Arabism,” he said to hundreds of people gathered outside his house in central Beirut.
Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Toby Chopra