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Hariri’s resignation is out of question, Houri says

Lebanon First bloc MP Ammar Houri told Al-Liwaa newspaper that Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation is out of question.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) will continue its work, Houri said in an interview to be published Monday.

“Lebanon cannot confront the international community. It cannot bear the consequences of violating international law.”

Houri also said that those betting on the collapse of the March 14 coalition will lose.

Tension is high in Lebanon after unconfirmed reports that the tribunal will soon issue its indictment for the 2005 assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri. There are fears that should the court indict Hezbollah members, it could lead to clashes similar to those of the 2008 May Events – when gunmen led by Hezbollah took over half of Beirut.

On Thursday, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called on all Lebanese to boycott the UN probe and to end all cooperation with its investigators.

-NOW Lebanon

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