A screen grab from Hariri's resignation speech delivered from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, 2017. (The Daily Star)
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Saad Hariri resigned from the Lebanese premiership Saturday. His televised address to announce the decision was made from Riyadh, and was as follows:My brothers and loved ones of the great Lebanese people: I am addressing you at this crucial moment in the history of our country and of the Arab nation [the Arab world], which is living in tragic conditions caused by external interference in its internal affairs.This ended with these forces controlling branches of government and obtaining the final say in the affairs of Lebanon and the [lives of the] Lebanese.I promised you when I took office that I would seek the unity of the Lebanese people, end political division and restore the sovereignty of the Lebanese people. I have suffered for this, and I have spoken out in favor of Lebanon and the Lebanese people.
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