BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:25 A.M.) – Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri attended the Lebanese Independence Day military parade in Beirut on Wednesday.
Hariri returned to Lebanon on Tuesday night, after his sudden resignation on a visit to Riyadh on November 4. Saudi Arabia was accused of detaining Hariri against his will, but both the Saudis and Hariri deny this.
The Lebanese prime minister appeared alongside President Michel Aoun, who has yet to accept the former’s resignation. They will meet to discuss the political crisis later today.
Independence Day celebrates the end of the French Mandate over Lebanon on 22 November 1943.