Lebanon postpones talks on new government by a week

Hezbollah ministers and allies brought down the Lebanon government last week.

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2011, 21:35 PM IST

Beirut: Lebanon`s President Michel Suleiman has postponed for a week talks on forming a new government which had been due to start on Monday, his office said.
Lebanese politicians had said the consultations on a new government could be delayed because of a summit in Damascus later on Monday where the leaders of Syria, Qatar and Turkey were due to discuss Lebanon`s political crisis.
Hezbollah ministers and their allies brought down the government of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri last week over a dispute about imminent draft indictments from a UN-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 killing of Rafik al-Hariri.

Bureau Report