Israeli jets and ground-to-ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria's army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining "game-changing" Iranian weapons.
Walid Jumblatt also condemned Iranian "dictates", an apparent response to a statement by the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards this week that disarming of the Hezbollah was out of the question.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said earlier this week that Hariri, who abruptly announced his resignation while in Saudi Arabia on November 4, was being held hostage by Riyadh.
Adel al-Jubeir said Saudi Arabia was consulting its allies about what leverage to use against Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to end its dominance in the small Mediterranean nation and intervention in other countries.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that a new conflict in Lebanon would have "devastating consequences" and said he was engaged in intense contacts with all players to urge de-escalation.
The head of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement on Friday said Saad Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister from Riyadh last week, was "detained" by Saudi Arabia.
Saad al-Hariri resigned as prime minister on Saturday in a shock declaration read from Saudi Arabia, pitching Lebanon into deep political crisis.
Saad al-Hariri's resignation stunned Beirut's political establishment, brought down the coalition government and sparked a new political crisis.