Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Saad Hariri left for Abu Dhabi, where he decided to officially settle, after announcing his withdrawal from political life in Lebanon.
Hariri left Beirut an hour and a half after his press conference to Abu Dhabi, where he decided to settle and run his business from there, Lebanon’s Al joumhouria Newspaper reported on Wednesday.
On Monday, Hariri pulled out of politics, ending a turbulent 17-year career and throwing the crisis-ridden country into further uncertainty.
In a televised speech, the politician announced he was withdrawing from political life, calling on all members of his Future Movement party to do the same.
Moreover, he affirmed that neither he nor any members of his party would run for parliamentary elections, scheduled for May 2022.
“I’m convinced that there is no room in Lebanon for opportunity in light of Iranian influence, international confusion, national division, sectarianism and state weariness,” he said in his speech.