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Nasrallah Urges Lebanese Politicians to Give the Cabinet a Chance

Nasrallah Urges Lebanese Politicians to Give the Cabinet a Chance

Sunday, 16 February, 2020 - 18:30
File photo: Nasrallah delivers a speech on a screen in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatieh on January 12, 2020. (Photo by Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
Asharq Al-Awsat

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah urged on Sunday Lebanon’s divided politicians not to obstruct the new government as it seeks to address an unprecedented economic and financial crisis.

Supporting the cabinet was a "national duty", Nasrallah said. "This is not a party matter. If this government fails, it is not known whether a country will remain for someone to ride in on a white horse and form a new government."

“Stop the incitement against the government and this is part of giving it a chance,” he said.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab's cabinet received parliament’s vote of confidence earlier this week.

Lebanon last week asked the International Monetary Fund for technical assistance on dealing with the economic crisis.

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Lebanon needed urgent and deep structural reforms.

"We are sending a small team to Lebanon ... "We’ll do our best to give a diagnostics recommendation on measures to take but the taking is in the hands of Lebanon," she said.

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