RIYADH, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia's embassy in Lebanon is negotiating with Lebanese security authorities for the release of a Saudi citizen abducted by Hezbollah militias, local media reported on Friday.
The kidnappers associated the release of the Saudi national with the recent resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a source was quoted by Sabq news as saying.
The kidnappers demanded to bring back Hariri while the Lebanese authorities asked for his release without conditions, the source revealed.
Lebanese Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk said on Twitter that the abduction of a Saudi citizen was being followed up, refusing a exploitation of the political crisis to disturb bilateral ties with other nations.
Hariri unexpectedly resigned on Saturday during a trip to Saudi Arabia, saying his life was in danger and creating a leadership vacuum in the already politically divided country.