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Arab League Says Ready to Help Solve Lebanon Crisis

Arab League Says Ready to Help Solve Lebanon Crisis

Thursday, 28 November, 2019 - 11:30
In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks during an address to the nation in Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

The Arab League expressed its willingness to help Lebanon solve its political stalemate, after weeks of mass protests and amid the country´s worst financial crisis in decades.

The office of Lebanon´s president, Michel Aoun, said he discussed the situation Thursday with the visiting Arab League assistant secretary-general, Hossam Zaki.

Lebanon´s prime minister, Saad Hariri, resigned late last month in response to nationwide protests that erupted on Oct. 17. They´re targeting the country´s entire political class.

Protesters have resorted to road closures and other tactics in an effort to pressure politicians into responding to their demands for a new government.

Aoun has not set a date for binding consultations with heads of parliamentary blocs to name a new premier.

Political factions remain deadlocked over the new Cabinet´s composition.

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