Hezbollah Threatens to Topple Lebanese Government

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hezbollah and its allies have threatened to withdraw from Lebanon’s government today, deepening a crisis resulting from the assassination of former prime minister, Rafik Hariri. The U.N backed investigation is expected to name members of Hezbollah in his killing. A withdrawal from the Lebanese cabinet would cause the government to dissolve and the threat already sent negative ripples through the investment climate in that country. Middle East correspondent for the Los Angeles Times Borzou Daragahi reports from Beirut.

Daragahi says that extra soldiers have been deployed throughout Lebanon and Beirut "in case these political maneuverings turn into violence on the streets."


Borzou Daragahi

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