Former premier Saad Hariri arrived back in Lebanon Friday after three years, and went straight into a meeting with current Prime Minister Tammam Salam, his office said.
Hariri’s return comes two days after he announced that Saudi King Abdullah had promised him Riyadh would give Lebanon’s army, battling jihadists on the Syrian border, one billion dollars “to strengthen security.”
Footage broadcast by local television stations showed Hariri at government headquarters in Beirut and according to local media, Hariri stated that he will stay in Lebanon “for a while.”
Hariri has been in self-imposed exile between France and Saudi Arabia since 2011 “out of security fears.” He left the country after his government was toppled by a coalition.
Source: Al Akhbar