Hariri tweets picture from Riyadh with incoming Saudi Arabian ambassador to Lebanon.
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Top Lebanese leaders scrambled Sunday to stave off the grave repercussions of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's surprise resignation, a dramatic development that plunged Lebanon into uncertainty and political turmoil with all this entails for the country's fragile stability and ailing economy.Constitutionally, Hariri's resignation has already been completed and does not need to be submitted in writing, but its acceptance will not be addressed until Hariri returns to Lebanon, a source at Baabda Palace told The Daily StarAoun also called Jordan's King Abdullah II, who expressed his country's support for the "unity of the Lebanese and their national accord and Lebanon's stability".For his part, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah called for calm, saying that Hariri's resignation was a Saudi decision.Speaking in a televised speech devoted to comment on Hariri's resignation, Nasrallah said that the premier's decision has created concern among the Lebanese people. Hariri expressed fears for his life.Following Hariri's resignation announcement, Saudi-owned newscaster Al Arabiya reported that there had been a foiled assassination attempt on Hariri's life earlier in the week.
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