Bassil denied Lebanon had anything to do with “a missile launched from one country toward another country,” apparently referring to the missile fired at Riyadh.
“There is no excuse for this exceptional and unnatural situation” with Saudi Arabia, he said.
Hariri heads a coalition government that includes ministers from the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.
On Tuesday, Hariri met with the Lebanese Maronite Patriarch, who visited Saudi Arabia, the first publicized meeting with a Lebanese official.
Bassil and his party have been pressing for the return of Syrian refugees now that the war is winding down.
Hariri, and other Sunni politicians who oppose the Syrian government, have argued against repatriation before a peace deal is reached.
Supporters of Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri hold up posters demanding his return from Saudi Arabia, on the starting line of Beirut's annual marathon, on November 12, 2017.
(AFP Photo/Anwar Amro) BEIRUT (AP) — Ten days after his surprise resignation plunged Lebanon into crisis and raised fears of regional turmoil, Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday called on everyone to “chill.” In his first personal tweet since traveling to Saudi Arabia earlier this month, where he announced he would step down in a pre-recorded message that led many to think he was being held against his will, Hariri said he planned to return to Lebanon in the next two days.Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up “People, I am fine.