Published: 2017-11-06 16:35
Last Updated: 2017-11-06 16:39
Saad Hariri abruptly resigned from his position as Prime Minister on Saturday, but was quick to debunk the speculation that he was being held against his will in Saudi Arabia.
The former Lebanese PM tweeted a picture with the Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon from the Gulf Kingdom on Sunday night.
بعد أداءه للقسم أمام خادم الحرمين الشريفين سررت بلقاء سعادة السفير السعودي وليد اليعقوب pic.twitter.com/f7M0Bpf14L— Saad Hariri (@saadhariri) November 5, 2017
“I was happy to meet with the Saudi Ambassador, Walid Yacoub, after he was sworn in by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,” his tweet read.
Hariri tweeted a second picture with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on Monday.
تشرفت اليوم بزيارة خادم الحرمين الشريفين الملك سلمان بن عبدالعزيز في مكتبه بقصر اليمامة pic.twitter.com/4gLKpUTd11— Saad Hariri (@saadhariri) November 6, 2017
"It was my honour to visit the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques at his Al-Yamama Palace today," he tweeted.
Hariri had stepped down in a televised address over the weekend, after less than a year in his post, claiming that there was a plot to end his life.
However, the chief of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, called Hariri’s resignation a "Saudi-imposed decision."
Saudi officials denied the accusation.
"It was not his intention, not his wish and not his decision to quit," Sheikh Nasrallah said in a televised address.
"It was not our wish for Hariri to resign," he added.