announced resignation from the position of Lebanese Prime Minister in a video address from Riyadh on November 4 . The prime minister expressed fear that he could be assassinated like his father in Lebanon and accused Tehran and the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement of attempts to destabilize the situation in his country, as well as across the Middle East
. However, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that Hariri's accusations against Tehran were groundless. Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah , said that the Saudi Arabia
n government could have forced Hariri to resign.