October 23, 2019 / 11:27 AM / a month ago

Lebanon can't withstand state of suspension: Speaker Berri

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri chairs a parliamentary session in downtown Beirut, Lebanon July 16, 2019. Picture taken July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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 paralyzed 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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