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Lebanon’s Hezbollah says it’s time to allow formation of new government

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Wednesday it was time for politicians to put aside their demands and allow the formation of a new government that can rescue the country from an unprecedented financial crisis.

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“Everyone must know the country has run out of time,” Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Iran-backed movement, said in a televised speech. He said there were “serious, collective efforts” in recent days to ease a political standoff that has obstructed cabinet talks for months.

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