Saudi King Salman receives Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Riyadh, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (The Daily Star/SPA, HO)
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President Michel Aoun is set to begin Tuesday a flurry of consultations with former presidents, former premiers and heads of parliamentary blocs aimed at coping with the reverberations of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's resignation, officials said Monday."There is a full and complete understanding with his excellency the president over the current crisis," Berri told reporters after the meeting.He said he supported Aoun's decision not to accept Hariri's resignation. Aoun has decided not to make any decision on the resignation until Hariri returns. Sabhan said in a new tweet Monday that Lebanon would never be the same after Hariri's resignation, suggesting that the next Lebanese government should not include Hezbollah representatives.Aoun, who chaired two high-level meetings to discuss measures following Hariri's resignation, said that the political, economic and security situation in Lebanon was "a red line".
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