The Lebanese people have heard the promises of government heads in charge that things will shift for the better; promises that have turned out to be empty.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab pledged to tackle and solve major issues in his first 100 days in office, a feat he has failed to achieve. In fact, Lebanon’s economic situation has only taken a turn for the worst in the past couple of months.
“We have been begging them to behave like a normal state, and they are acting like they are selling us a carpet.” This is what a senior European diplomat was quoted saying to The Guardian regarding talks with the International Monetary Fund.
Another senior diplomat, who also preferred to be anonymous, said that Lebanon “feels like a failed state,” reported The Guardian.
Because of how difficult the negotiations have been, Lebanon’s talks with the IMF are now on hold, plunging hopes for solution deeper into a pit of nothingness.