Lebanon Foreign Minister Resigns Citing Risks of a ‘Failed State’


Lebanon has appointed Charbel Wehbe as foreign minister after Nassif Hitti resigned from the position, saying the country risked becoming a “failed state” and the government showed a lack of reformist will.

In his resignation letter, Hitti wrote “Lebanon today is sliding toward becoming a failed state.”

Hitti’s resignation is the biggest blow yet to Diab's six-month-old government, which has struggled to make good on promises that it would implement wide-ranging reforms following massive anti-establishment protests last year.

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