Lebanese premier accuses Hezbollah of blocking government


Source: Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister-designate on Tuesday accused Hezbollah of hindering the formation of a new government six months after parliamentary elections were held, a reflection of growing tensions amid serious concerns over the country’s faltering economy.

At a press conference in Beirut, Saad Hariri said “it’s Hezbollah, full stop,” when asked who was blocking the formation of a government. He said the Shiite militant group bears full responsibility for the consequences, including Lebanon’s flagging economy.

Hariri stopped short of resigning, however, saying there was still an opportunity to bridge the differences.

Read more

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.