No evidence Saudi Arabia detaining Hariri: Germany

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Posted: Nov 10, 2017 6:02 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has no evidence that Saad al-Hariri is being held against his will by Saudi Arabia and believes that the Lebanese prime minister who resigned last week enjoys freedom of movement, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.

"We have no evidence that Hariri is being detained in Riyadh and we assume that he chooses where he goes," the spokeswoman said during a regular government news conference.

A government spokesman said Germany shared Saudi Arabia's concerns about Iran's interference in Yemen and its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Lebanese group Hezbollah.

(Reporting by Tom Koerkemeier; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Alison Williams)