Lebanese citizens gathered in Beirut to honor the memory of Rafik Hariri on the anniversary of his assassination. They chanted the name of his son, Saad Hariri, as a powerful symbol of remembrance.
In 2022, Saad Hariri stepped down as Prime Minister due to growing concerns about Iranian involvement in Lebanon and the threat of assassination. He cited Iran’s influence on the country through Hezbollah as one of the reasons for his resignation. Later that year, he announced his retirement from political life, calling on his party not to run in the parliamentary elections.
The anniversary of Rafik Hariri’s death is an important day for the people of Lebanon. It serves as a reminder of his lasting impact on the country and the ongoing struggles and challenges that they face. The public display of remembrance and unity in Beirut is a powerful symbol of the enduring legacy that Rafik Hariri has left behind in Lebanon and its people.