Hariri sought mediation between Iran, S. Arabia, Velayati says

French President Emmanuel Macron right shakes hands with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during a joint press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris

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Earlier Wednesday, Lebanon's president accused Saudi Arabia of detaining Hariri and asked UN Security Council countries and European governments to intervene. "We discussed bilateral and regional relations and he [Hariri] called for mediating between Iran and Saudi Arabia and I told him that we do not have any problem with negotiation, however, tell the Saudis that it has been three years that you are "devastating" Yemen".

It was the first time Michel Aoun described Prime Minister Saad Hariri as a detainee of the kingdom, after Hariri announced his resignation under mysterious circumstances from Riyadh 12 days ago.

In this photo released on October 30, 2017 by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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The development came as French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Riyadh where he met Prince Mohammed late Wednesday.

Despite Hariri's repeated assertions that he was in Saudi Arabia of his own will and that his resignation had been his decision, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lumped blame for the situation on Saudi Arabia, criticizing the kingdom Wednesday for its unprecedented interference in Lebanon's affairs.

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah, has made the same accusation. He announced his unexpected resignation in a pre-recorded statement broadcast on Saudi TV on November 4, in which he lashed out at Hezbollah and said he feared for his safety.

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Hariri is a Saudi ally who holds dual citizenship.

He also expressed gratitude to Saudi Arabia for "decades of support" for Lebanon's national institutions.

The announcement comes 11 days after Hariri, on a trip to Saudi Arabia, announced he was resigning his office, saying that his life was in danger.

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Lebanon has been buffeted for decades by conflicts between bigger players in the region such as Iran and Syria. Hariri's father, Rafik Hariri, was assassinated in a auto bomb explosion in 2005, which officials believe was planted by Hezbollah agents, and Hariri said he feared the same fate.

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