Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal
November 23, 2017
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the delicate political balance that has kept the country from being pulled apart by regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Hariri's decision to stay on, provisionally at least, is an embarrassment to Riyadh, which is widely seen as having orchestrated the resignation. But the kingdom's increasingly activist leadership — led by the 32-year-old crown prince who is spearheading the kingdom's foreign policy — can take sol...