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Lebanese PM Hariri revokes resignation after deal with rival parties

Joseph Eid, AFP | Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace of Baabda, east of the capital Beirut, on December 5, 2017.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has formally rescinded his resignation following a consensus deal reached with rival political parties.

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The announcement came at the end of the first Cabinet meeting to be held since Lebanon was thrown into a political crisis following Hariri's stunning Nov. 4 move.

Hariri shocked the nation with his bizarre resignation in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia last month, citing Hezbollah's meddling in regional affairs as a main reason for stepping down.

Lebanese PM Hariri revokes resignation

Tuesday's Cabinet meeting, attended by Hariri, endorsed a statement that calls on rival Lebanese groups to distance themselves from regional conflicts and the internal affairs of Arab countries.

Hariri heads a coalition government that includes ministers from the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group.

(AP)

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