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Lebanese PM resigns, citing assassination plot

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced his resignation, according to the Independent.

Mr Hariri accused Iran of meddling in Arab affairs, and criticised its Lebanese ally Hezbollah, adding: "Iran's arms in the region will be cut off."

He believes there is a "plot to target his life," he said in a televised address.

The climate in Lebanon is similar to that in the period leading up to his father's assassination in 2005, he added.

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