As soon as the President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri announced his resignation, popular delegations, dignitaries, clerics, former Prime Ministers and Ministers and Future movement MPs from different areas came to the Center House to express their support for Premier Hariri's decision to resign and for his national stance.
The visitors included former Prime Ministers Tamam Salam and Fouad Siniora, the Mufti of the Republic Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian and ministers Raya al-Hassan, Mohammad Choucair, Adel Afiouni, and Jamal Jarrah.
Hariri told his visitors: I just want to say: May God protect Lebanon and we hope to get out of this impasse and we hope that the country will be fine.
He said he was satisfied because the resignation was in response to what the people wants, and said: We will all stay together.
Mufti Derian expressed his solidarity with Premier Hariri's national stance. He said: Premier Hariri's resignation puts all officials before their historical and national responsibilities to preserve the Lebanon's stability and security, the dignity of the Lebanese people and their decent living.
He added: The resignation of Prime Minister Hariri represents a positive shock to all the officials and the Lebanese to agree on solutions that take the country out of the deadlocks and crises from which the Lebanese suffer.
Source: National News Agency