Report: Diab Doesn't Intend to Quit, Govt. Reshuffle Not Imminent
Prime Minister Hassan Diab does not intend to resign, because he refuses to “evade his responsibility” and plunge the country into “the unknown,” ministerial sources said.
In remarks to al-Joumhouria newspaper published Friday, the sources added that a government reshuffle is not currently on the table.
“Diab can resign only in one case, which is securing domestic and external consensus on the new government and its premier,” the sources clarified.
“Any other premier is required to bring billions of dollars from the international community to Lebanon and to put an end to the siege imposed on it, and if someone who can do so can be found, Diab will not hesitate to sacrifice and resign for the sake of Lebanon,” the sources said.
“But he cannot accept to be asked to leave only to be replaced by someone else,” the sources went on to say.