Nov 11, 2006

Lebanon on a slippery slope ...

Shia ministers resigned from the Lebanese government after talks between major factions failed. More than two thirds of the ministers are still in their position so the government didn't collapse, but the move is ominous. Nasrallah and Michel Aoun made it clear they wanted the government to step down, more here:

The ministers that resigned were in charge of the foreign affairs, agriculture, health, energy and labour portfolios. More than eight ministers would need to resign for the government to fall.

Hezbollah wants a bigger role in the government especially when it's facing disarmament. Will Hezbollah supporters take to the streets as Nasrallah said?

Elsewhere, US vetoed a security council draft resolution codemning Israel massacre in Bait Hanun; not even a simple condemnation.

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