Lebanon’s Aoun tells Saudi envoy Hariri must return

FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's President Michel Aoun is pictured at the Presidential Palace in Baabda
FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's President Michel Aoun is pictured at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Lebanon April 12, 2017. Dalati Nohra/Handout via Reuters/ File Photo

November 10, 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) – President Michel Aoun told Saudi Arabia’s envoy to Lebanon on Friday that Saad al-Hariri must return to the country, Lebanese media reported.

Aoun also told the Saudi Charge d’Affaires Walid al-Bukhari that the circumstances of Hariri’s resignation were unacceptable, the reports said. Hariri resigned while in Saudi Arabia last Saturday.

(Reporting by Sarah Dadouch; Editing by Tom Perry and Alison Williams)