“The resignation of this Cabinet would be unconstitutional, according to texts, norms and mechanisms”, he said. Berri said that he was waiting for Hariri to return to Lebanon.
Meanwhile, Hariri’s press office said on Tuesday that the prime minister left Riyadh to Abu Dhabi, where he met with the Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed at noon, before returning back to Saudi Arabia.
On Monday Saudi Arabia accused Lebanon of declaring war against it because of aggression by Iran’s Lebanese ally Hezbollah, dramatically escalating the crisis and threatening to destabilize tiny Lebanon.
Following a security meeting held with President Aoun at the Baabda Presidential Palace, Jreissati assured that no unusual security incident took place in the country in the last few days.
Michel Aoun also referred to recent developments in his country and the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri and said: “The current situation is hard, but peace and stability are still in place in Lebanon and people are fully aware of these developments”.
The ratings agency Moody’s has said that any return in Lebanon to the political paralysis that existed before Hariri joined a national unity government past year would harm its credit rating. Before Saturday’s resignation, he had led a 30-member government that included Hezbollah.
He said in a televised resignation speech that the atmosphere in Lebanon was similar to the atmosphere before the assassination of his father, Rafiq al-Hariri. Nasrallah concluded his remarks by saying Hezbollah will never be “pressured”.