レバノン首相がサウジから辞任を表明 なんで?: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年11月06日

レバノン首相がサウジから辞任を表明 なんで?

レバノンの首相がサウジからテレビ放送を通じて辞任を表明するという異例な事態。その後サウジで拘束されているらしいというとても珍しい話です。
レバノン首相は、レバノンとサウジとの二重国籍ともされていますが、まずリヤドに行き、ベイルートに帰ってベラヤチと会談(テヘランに行ったかは不明)、ベラヤチにイエメン支援停止と湾岸協力会議との関係改善要求を拒否されて、リヤドに行き、辞任を発表。この際にイランとヒズボラに対して強く非難、その後サウジで拘束されているという説があります。

サウジのイランとヒズボラに対する警戒、攻撃が見て取れます。

FARSNEWS2017/11/4
TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation in a speech broadcast from Saudi Arabia.

He also said that he sensed a plot being hatched against his life, presstv reported.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun's office said that Hariri had phoned him "from outside Lebanon" to resign and that Aoun awaited Hariri's return to hear the "circumstances of the resignation."

Hariri announced his resignation following his visits to Saudi Arabia.

The resignation also comes less than a month after he announced plans to join a coalition government with Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah.

He became prime minister in 2016 after serving another term between November 2009 and June 2011.

Saad Hariri is the son of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, who was assassinated in 2005. Hariri has also been the leader of the Future Movement party since 2005.

FARSNEWS2017/11/4
Advisor to Iranian FM: Saad al-Hariri's Resignation Ordered by Trump, Saudi Crown Prince

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Advisor to the Iranian foreign minister Hossein Sheikholeslam underlined that US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman have coaxed Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri into declaring his resignation in a foreign country.

"Al-Hariri's resignation was done in coordination with Trump and Mohammed bin Salman to foment tension in Lebanon and the region," Sheikholeslam said on Saturday.

Noting that the resignation was planned by the Americans to make up for their losses after the ISIL was defeated in the region, he said it was better for al-Hariri to respect the Lebanese nation and submit his resignation inside the country and not from a foreign state, Saudi Arabia.

Al-Hariri resigned during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions.

In a televised address from Riyadh, al-Hariri launched a vicious tirade against Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group for what he claimed was their meddling in Arab affairs.

Al-Hariri was appointed prime minister in late 2016 and headed a 30-member national unity cabinet.

Al-Hariri’s resignation on Saturday was expected to sharply raise tensions in the country.

In his speech, he claimed he feared for his life and that the atmosphere in the country is similar to the one that existed before his father, the late prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005.

FARSNEWS2017/11/5
Arab Analyst: Riyadh Beating War Drums by Hariri's Resignation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, described resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri as a Saudi-US gambling, stressing that Riyadh is beating the drums of war against Hezbollah.

"It doesn’t seem that Hariri's resignation is due to his fear of life as he appeared in Beirut very normally and Hezbollah protected him and he was appointed as prime minister with Hezbollah's agreement," Atwan wrote on Sunday.

Noting that the resignation has been plotted within the framework of a Saudi-US plot to target Hezbollah which is a danger to Israel and Saudi Arabia for its media and political support for Ansarollah in Yemen, he said, "Information shows that Saudi Arabia, in coordination with US President Donald Trump, is after formation of an Arab coalition like what was formed against Yemen whose likely target is Hezbollah and it is not unlikely that Israel will be the backbone of this coalition."

Atwan added that reports from London also indicate that Saudi Arabia has contacted Jordan and invited it to join the coalition, stressing that the reports have not yet been confirmed.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, Senior Advisor to the Iranian foreign minister Hossein Sheikholeslam underlined that Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman have coaxed al-Hariri into declaring his resignation in a foreign country.

"Al-Hariri's resignation was done in coordination with Trump and Mohammed bin Salman to foment tension in Lebanon and the region," Sheikholeslam said.

Noting that the resignation was planned by the Americans to make up for their losses after the ISIL was defeated in the region, he said it was better for al-Hariri to respect the Lebanese nation and submit his resignation inside the country and not from a foreign state, Saudi Arabia.

Al-Hariri resigned during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions.

In a televised address from Riyadh, al-Hariri launched a vicious tirade against Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group for what he claimed was their meddling in Arab affairs.

Al-Hariri was appointed prime minister in late 2016 and headed a 30-member national unity cabinet.

Al-Hariri’s resignation on Saturday was expected to sharply raise tensions in the country.

In his speech, he claimed he feared for his life and that the atmosphere in the country is similar to the one that existed before his father, the late prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005.

FARSNEWS2017/11/5
Ex-Lebanese Minister: Saad Al-Hariri under Detention in S. Arabia
TEHRAN (FNA)- A former Lebanese minister revealed that Saad al-Hariri, the country's prime minister who resigned from his post during his Riyadh trip on Saturday, is under detention in Saudi Arabia.

"I call on the Lebanese government to guarantee Saad Hariri's safe return to the country and I emphasize that he has been detained and he was interrogated after his friend (Khalid) al-Tuwaijri (Chief of the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia under King Abdullah) was arrested," Wiam Wahhab was quoted as saying by Bahrain's Arabic-language al-Wasat newspaper on Sunday.

The Saudi media reported that the country's security forces have detained a number of princes and former ministers and officials, including al-Tuwaijiri.

Al-Hariri resigned during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions.

In a televised address from Riyadh, al-Hariri launched a vicious tirade against Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group for what he claimed was their meddling in Arab affairs.

Al-Hariri was appointed prime minister in late 2016 and headed a 30-member national unity cabinet.

Al-Hariri’s resignation on Saturday was expected to sharply raise tensions in the country.

In his speech, he claimed he feared for his life and that the atmosphere in the country is similar to the one that existed before his father, the late prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005.

FARSNEWS2017/11/5
Source Reveals Contents of Velayati, Hariri's Talks
TEHRAN (FNA)- An informed source revealed that Iranian Leader's top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati's rejection of the Saudi-dictated demands by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri was the reason behind the latter's resignation.

"The resigned Lebanese prime minister who had traveled to Saudi Arabia before this meeting (with Velayati) returned to Beirut for this meeting and then immediately left for Riyadh again after hearing Tehran's positions and declared his resignation there via the Arab media," the informed source close to Velayati said on Sunday.

"During the meeting, Hariri raised the Saudis' demands before Velayati, calling on Iran to stop supporting the oppressed Yemeni people and improve ties with the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC)," the source added.

In response, the source said, Velayati called on the Saudis to stop bombing the innocent Yemeni people and remove the siege on them to pave the way for political talks.

"The improper demand of Hariri and the Saudis was that the Islamic Republic of Iran leaves the righteous side in the Yemen case but when they became disappointed, they immediately recalled Saad Hariri to Riyadh so that he will declare his resignation outside Lebanon," the source said.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, Senior Advisor to the Iranian foreign minister Hossein Sheikholeslam underlined that Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman have coaxed al-Hariri into declaring his resignation in a foreign country.

"Al-Hariri's resignation was done in coordination with Trump and Mohammed bin Salman to foment tension in Lebanon and the region," Sheikholeslam said.

FARSNEWS2017/11/5
Official: Hariri's Surprise Resignation Sign of New US Adventurism in Region
TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee blasted the surprise resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and said that it is a new plot being hatched by the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.

"A new adventurist scenario in the region, on behalf of the US, Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime is taking place," Rezayee said.

He recalled that Hariri, who had taken office a few years ago through national unity dialogue with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Hezbollah and had spent a peaceful, stable, and economic term in Lebanon, made a surprise resignation under Saudi Arabia’s pressure.

Rezayee underlined that the current data indicates the start of a new adventure by Riyadh, Tel Aviv's regime and Washington, and said, "However, the problem with this sinister triangle is that even their friends are approaching Iran and, as a result, weaken and neutralize their management in the region."

Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday, citing many reasons, including the security situation in Lebanon, and threats to his life.

Saad Hariri is the son of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, who was assassinated in 2005. Hariri has also been the leader of the Future Movement party since 2005. He became prime minister in 2016 after serving another term between November 2009 and June 2011.

FARSNEWS2017/11/6
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, revealed that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri was forced by the Saudi officials to resign.

"Hariri played no role in his resignation. The statement issued by Hariri was written for him and he was displeased with its contents and declaration of resignation in Riyadh," Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page on Monday.

He also dismissed Hariri's claims that his resignation is for the fear of life, and said Hezbollah poses no threat to Hariri and based on the intelligence obtained by the Saudi security bodies the Takfiri groups are a bigger danger.

Mujtahid added that the main reason behind recalling Hariri to Riyadh was returning his properties from outside Saudi Arabia as he is a Saudi citizen and is now under detention along with the country's princes and officials who have been recently arrested.

A former Lebanese minister revealed on Sunday that Hariri is under detention in Saudi Arabia.

"I call on the Lebanese government to guarantee Saad Hariri's safe return to the country and I emphasize that he has been detained and he was interrogated after his friend (Khalid) al-Tuwaijri (Chief of the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia under King Abdullah) was arrested," Wiam Wahhab was quoted as saying by Bahrain's Arabic-language al-Wasat newspaper.

The Saudi media reported that the country's security forces have detained a number of princes and former ministers and officials, including al-Tuwaijiri.

RT2017/11/12
Lebanon's Hariri says he is a ‘free man,’ returning home ‘very soon’
In the first interview since his surprise resignation from an undisclosed location in Saudi Arabia last week, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has denied being held in the kingdom against his will, saying he may reverse his decision to leave his post.

“I am a free man in Saudi Arabia, and I can leave whenever I want,” he said in an interview broadcast on the Lebanese channel Future TV. “I will return to Lebanon very soon.”

Hariri, who was prime minister between 2009 and 2011 and reappointed again last year, explained that he chose to postpone his homecoming as he was “not confident about his life and the life of his family,” and said he is currently “rebuilding the security apparatus.”

Hariri, who holds dual Saudi and Lebanese citizenship, also insisted that his host, King Salman, treats him “like a son,” rejecting allegations that Saudi Arabia was stoking the regional crisis. He reiterated almost word-for-word sentences from his November 3 resignation statement, blaming Hezbollah and Iran for creating instability in this country. He added that he wrote that statement “by his own hand.”

The politician said his intention was “to cause a positive shock,” warding off Tehran's meddling, and said he could yet rescind his resignation if Hezbollah “promised to stay neutral in regional conflicts.”

It's unclear if Hariri’s words will be taken at face value back home in Lebanon, where media observers noted his haggard appearance, and an unfamiliar public tone that veered between the flat and the overwhelmed, such as the moment when he appeared to break down in tears.

Just before the interview aired, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said he would not accept Hariri’s resignation until he returned and spoke to him personally.

“The obscurity surrounding the condition of Prime Minister Saad Hariri since his resignation a week ago means that all positions and actions declared by him or attributed to him do not reflect the truth,” Aoun said in a statement.

Earlier, Hezbollah also said that Hariri, who was previously regarded as a Saudi ally, but not one seeking an open conflict with the powerful Shia movement, was held “hostage” in the Gulf kingdom, where several of his close family members still remain.

“We condemn the blunt, bare-faced Saudi intervention in our domestic affairs,” said Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah Friday, calling for the PM to come back. “Any offence to the Lebanese Prime Minister is an offence to all Lebanese, even when he is our adversary.”

Hezbollah believes that Hariri’s detention represents a power play by Riyadh in its proxy conflict with Tehran that is currently being played out in several neighboring states.

Local media reported that the Saudis planned to replace Saad Hariri with his older brother Bahaa, in a bid to rein in the perceived Shia influence, but these suggestions have so far been rejected by the current PM’s Future movement. “We are not a herd of sheep or a piece of property to hand over from one person to the other,” said Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk earlier this week.
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