November 21, 2017 / 7:36 PM / a year ago

Lebanon's Hariri leaves Cairo for Lebanon: Egypt airport sources

Posters depicting Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister from Saudi Arabia, is seen at airport high way in Beirut, Lebanon November 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4, left Cairo for Lebanon on Tuesday after a brief meeting with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian airport sources said on Tuesday.

Hariri announced his resignation during a visit to Saudi Arabia but has yet to return home. He has said he will clarify his position once he returns to Lebanon.

His surprise resignation has triggered a political crisis in Lebanon, which finds itself in the midst of a bitter regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Reporting by Ali Abdelaty; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Gareth Jones

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