Since his appointment in October, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has failed to form a rescue government as his proposals to President Michel Aoun have been met with bickering over the division of ministries.
Threats of sanctions on Lebanese politicians have become serious. Speaking to CNBC, former Lebanese Economic Minister Nasser Saidi said that “the only language Lebanese politicians will understand is personal sanctions on their own assets.”
Lebanon’s collapse is imminent, Hale stated. Sanctions are the only hope left to pressure officials to kick things into gear and get their country out of the danger zone; a step that France has recently decided to take.
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