Hizbullah quits Lebanese government

January 12, 2011 17:53

BEIRUT— A Lebanese official says Hezbollah ministers and their allies have resigned from the Cabinet, bringing the government to the brink of collapse.Lebanese Energy Minister Jibran Bassil told a news conference Wednesday that 10 ministers are pulling out. They need just one more minister to resign in order to force the government to fall and an 11th minister could resign later in the day.

The ministers are stepping down from the 30-member Cabinet over tensions stemming from a UN-backed tribunal investigating the assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.

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