The prime minister of Lebanon said that he fears there’s a “plot to target his life,” according to local media.

In a televised address on Saturday, Prime Minister Hariri announced an unexpected resignation saying the atmosphere in the country resembles that before the assassination of his father, former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, who was killed in 2005.

The politician pointed out he “sensed what is being plotted covertly to target my life,” according to Reuters.

​Hariri also lashed out at Iran and its ally Hezbollah, a Shi’ite militia operating in Lebanon for interfering in the affairs of Arab countries. He added that Tehran’s arms in the region will be cut off.

Reuters also reported that the resignation follows Hariri’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, where he met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-profile officials.

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