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Lebanese PM feared missing in Saudi Arabia gives interview saying ‘I am free’ and will return

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said he will return to his country “very soon” in his first televised interview since he resigned in Saudi Arabia last week and then went to ground.

Hariri spoke on Sunday in a live interview to his station Future TV, after pressure from Lebanese officials who said his resignation was not accepted because it was declared in Saudi Arabia.

Lebanon’s president had alleged Mr Hariri was being held against his will in Saudi Arabia.

But Mr Hariri  told the TV interviewer “I am free,” before adding that he decided to resign to save the country from imminent danger.

Without elaborating, Mr Hariri promised to return to Lebanon “very soon,” “in days”.

A picture of Mr Hariri had appeared this week on the front of a popular daily newspaper below the headline “The Hostage”.

Next to him was a photograph of the man they alleged to be his captor: Saudi Arabia’s Crown…

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