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Lebanon government on brink of collapse

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Lebanon government on brink of collapse


Lebanon’s government could collapse later today if Hezbollah and its allies carry out a threat to resign.

A Hezbollah source told euronews they will quit unless the cabinet meets this afternoon to oppose a UN tribunal probing the murder of former premier Rafiq Hariri.

His son and current prime minister, Saad Hariri, is in Washington for talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.

Rafiq Hariri was murdered in 2005. Reports say the tribunal will indict Hezbollah members over his killing.

The Shiite group labels the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon a US-Israeli plot. It says more than a third of Lebanon’s 30-member unity government back its call to bring down the coalition.

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