Lebanon’s position is deteriorating, former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri stated during a meeting with his parliamentary party.
Al-Hariri met with his supporters during his visit to his father’s grave on the 17th anniversary of his assassination in Beirut. Najib Mikati, Prime Minister, and Fouad Siniora, former PM, also paid respects at the tomb.
Al-Hariri stated that his residence in Beirut will remain open and that the Future Movement will continue to engage with the people, providing them with services and help, and will never desert them.
The occasion comes only weeks after al-Hariri announced his retirement from politics and decision not to participate in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Thousands gathered in front of Rafik Hariri’s tomb in Beirut for a moment of silence to commemorate the assassination. The fans waved blue Future Movement banners and images of Saad al-Hariri as he walked past, cheering and waving.
This year’s annual meeting was unique in that al-Hariri did not deliver his customary remarks.