Lebanese PM resigns

Beirut, Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri, announced on Tuesday that the Lebanese government had submitted its resignation to President Michel Aoun.

Hariri addressed the nation in a televised speech saying: “We have reached a deadlock and we need a shock in order to brave through the crisis.”

Hariri’s decision to resign came in the wake of mass protests and popular demonstrations in Lebanon that that have been sweeping across the country for the last two weeks.

In addition, demonstrators announced they will continue their protests until all their demands are addressed, including the resignation of the President of the Republic and the dissolution of the House of Representatives and for an early parliamentary elections.

Source: Jordan News Agency