U.S. coy on the status of former Prime Minister who resigned from Saudi Arabia
Nov 10, 2017 World 6578 By Jason Ade
- U.S. coy on the status of former Prime Minister who resigned from Saudi Arabia.
- Prime Minister Saad Hariri suddenly announced his resignation from Riyadh.
- No details to confirm whether this is linked to the ongoing political crisis in Saudi Arabia.
The United States government has refused to make any comments regarding the status of Lebanon's former prime minister who suddenly
announced his resignation from the capital of Saudi Arabia last week and has yet to return to Beirut.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a press briefing on Thursday that Chris Henzel, the US charge d'affaires in Riyadh, met Saad Hariri on Wednesday, but refused to comment on where the meeting took place or to elaborate on Hariri's status.
"[The talks] were sensitive, private, diplomatic conversations," Nauert said.
"We have seen him. In terms of the conditions of him being held or the conversations between Saudi Arabia and Prime Minister Hariri, I would have to refer you to the government of Saudi Arabia and also to Mr Hariri's office."
Obiaks News is yet to confirm whether this resignation is linked to the ongoing political saga in Saudi Arabia.