Saudi charge d' affairs in Lebanon Waleed al-Bokhari on Saturday denied claims of putting Lebanon's resigned prime minister Saad al-Hariri under house arrest.
As he received a Lebanese tribal delegation who declared solidarity with Saudi Arabia, Bokhari said that Hariri may not be desiring to return to Lebanon, asserting at the same time he is in Saudi Arabia willingly.
He also added it
depends on Hariri's will when it comes to his return to Lebanon.
He may not prefer to return to Beirut fearing for his life amid reports of assassination, the Saudi diplomat noted.
Hariri resigned amid reports of an assassination attempt, saying the situation is
precarious, accusing Hezbollah militia of hijacking the Lebanese state.