In a live speech on Wednesday, caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab outlined crises Lebanese are facing on a daily basis as the country is plunging into total collapse.
Despite the passing of around 300 days after his government resigned, a new government has not been formed, he pointed out.
“Political calculations extinguish every glimmer of hope, and the failure to form a government has drained the Lebanese people in the search for medicine, milk, or gasoline,” Diab said.
To emphasize the difficult reality Lebanon is living in, Diab referenced the World Bank’s recent report that expected Lebanon to rank among the top 3 most severe crises globally since the mid-nineteenth century.
“The most dangerous thing is the negative repercussions left by this crisis on the daily lives of the Lebanese.”
“I will not point the blame at anyone because the situation requires the highest level of responsibility,” he said, indirectly bashing both the Lebanese President Michel Aoun and the Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri who continue to point fingers are each other for the failure of the government formation.
He urged the Lebanese people to practice patience in the face of what they are suffering. To the international community, Diab urged support “in the midst of extreme danger” and to save Lebanon before it was too late.