Lebanon's justice minister announces resignation

Lebanons justice minister announces resignation
Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi.

Beirut - Rifi accused Hezbollah of disintegrating the state and placing Lebanon's sovereignty and its ties with Arab nations in the "worst dangers".

By Reuters

Published: Sun 21 Feb 2016, 1:50 PM

Last updated: Sun 21 Feb 2016, 3:54 PM

Lebanon's Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi on Sunday announced his resignation, blaming political rivals Hezbollah and their allies for the country's political crisis, which has seen it without a president for 21 months and paralysed state institutions.
"Continuing (to be part of) this government has become an agreement to this deviation, or at least is a failure to confront it," Rifi said in a statement.
"So I present to you and to Prime Minister Tammam Salam my resignation."

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