November 10, 2017 / 12:22 PM / a year ago

Lebanon's grand mufti calls for national unity

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s grand mufti, the top cleric for Sunni Muslims, said Saad al-Hariri’s resignation as Prime Minister came amid difficult circumstances, Lebanese Al-Jadeed TV reported on Friday.

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian called for national unity and for waiting before taking any stance on the shock resignation, which Hariri announced in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Derian described Lebanon’s ties with Riyadh as “brotherly, historical relations”.

Reporting by Sarah Dadouch and Ellen Francis; Editing by Alison Williams

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