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Hariri: I would like to remain prime minister

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri [Stringer/Apaimages]

"I would like to remain prime minister, and what happened in Saudi Arabia I will keep to myself," Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said today.

"I will resign if Hezbollah does not accept a change in the status quo," Hariri said in an interview with France's CNews television.

"The government balance may change based on future consultations and is ready for early elections," he said.

On 4 November, Hariri announced his resignation in a televised address from Saudi Arabia, accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing "sedition" in the region and "meddling" in Arab affairs.

He also hinted at an alleged plot to assassinate him.

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