"The stability of the region is very important and we all have to protect it ... I am talking to all the parties in the region to preserve it," Al-Sisi said in an interview with CNBC over the weekend that aired Tuesday morning.
On Saturday, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri shocked the political establishment in Beirut by announcing his resignation. The leader said he was stepping down amid concerns of a potential assassination plot against him. Speaking from Riyadh, Hariri criticized Iran, and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah, for igniting conflict in the region.