Lebanon Speaker: Government still stands after PM quit

Lebanon’s parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday that the government still stands after the prime minister’s shock resignation. (Reuters)

Lebanon’s parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday that the government still stands after the prime minister’s shock resignation, according to sources who met with him.

Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s resignation in a weekend broadcast from Saudi Arabia “in this form” will not change the government’s capacities, the sources cited Berri as saying.

Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday, revealing a plot to assassinate him, and accused Iran and Hezbollah of working to undermine Lebanon.

He said in a televised resignation speech that the atmosphere in Lebanon was similar to the atmosphere before the assassination of his father, Rafiq al-Hariri.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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