Lebanon Speaker says government still stands after PM quit: sources

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri is seen at the presidential palace in Baabda
Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri is seen at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, November 6, 2017. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS

November 8, 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday that the government still stands after the prime minister’s shock resignation, according to sources who met with him.

Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s resignation in a weekend broadcast from Saudi Arabia “in this form” will not change the government’s capacities, the sources cited Berri as saying.

(Reporting by Tom Perry; Editing by Catherine Evans)