BEIRUT - Future Movement Secretary General Ahmad Hariri told NOW that his party’s leader Saad Hariri has returned to Lebanon because he believes protection of the country from the dangers of Islamic extremism is more important than his own personal safety.
“Saad Hariri believes that the Lebanese must confront the dangers [facing] Lebanon with moderation and by securing coexistence,” Ahmad Hariri told NOW on Friday.
He added that the surprise appearance is the result of “a total conviction that Lebanon must be protected from terrorism and that moderate [Islam] must be secured despite the difficult security situation.”
“His national conviction necessitates that he be present among the Lebanese because his life is not worth more than all Lebanese especially in these difficult circumstances.”
Saad Hariri made a surprise return to Lebanon on Thursday and appeared in the Grand Serail where he met with Prime Minister Tammam Salam.
Hariri left Lebanon in 2011 for security reasons and has lived since then between Paris and Saudi Arabia.