October 23, 2019 / 11:17 AM / a month ago

Lebanon can't withstand state of suspension - Speaker Berri

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon cannot withstand its current state of “suspension”, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday, Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV reported, on the seventh day of anti-government protests that have paralysed the country.

“The country cannot bear remaining suspended and we fear a vacuum and noting else,” Manar cited Berri as telling MPs in his parliamentary bloc at their regular Wednesday meeting.

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Jon Boyle

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