The new Lebanese government is striving to avoid any blame over the recent import of Iranian fuel and its ensuing fallout. Prime Minister Najib Mikati said last week that he was “saddened by the violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty”.
Lebanon's new Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who took office last week promising to revive IMF talks to unlock aid, said on Monday there was no time to lose and no easy path to tackle one of history's worst economic meltdowns.
Lebanon's new government, finally formed in the throes of an accelerating economic meltdown after 13 months of political deadlock, has its work cut out. What are the most pressing issues for the cabinet announced on Friday, and how easy will they be to tackle?