Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from office Saturday in a surprise announcement that plunged the country's fragile politics into uncertainty.
On Saturday, the Saudi-funded Al Arabiya television said a plot to assassinate Hariri had been foiled.
"The sudden resignation of Mr. Hariri and his statement in another country is not only surprising and regrettable but is also an indication of his playing a game designed by those who want ill for the region, and the victor of this game is not Arabic or Muslim countries but the Zionists", Qassemi said.
Following Hariri's decision to step down, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the resignation should be a "wake-up call" to the global community to the threat posed by Iran's regional ambitions, which he said endanger not only Israel but the entire Middle East.
Hariri also railed against Iran and Hezbollah in his speech, accusing Iran of destabilizing the region.
The government was formed late last year in a political deal that ended years of deadlock, and last month it produced Lebanon's first budget since 2005.
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Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat cited unnamed sources close to Hariri as speculating that he would probably remain outside Lebanon because of the security threat against him.
GCC member states banned travel to Lebanon in 2016 after Lebanon's Foreign Minister refused to condemn mob attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran.
Under the power-sharing system that helped end Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war, the president must be a Christian, the premier a Sunni and the speaker of parliament a Shiite.
In this February 14, 2005, file photo, vehicles burn following a massive bomb attack that tore through the motorcade of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut, Lebanon.
The sudden resignation could throw Lebanon's government back into crisis.