Lebanon's PM says Beirut violence a setback but would be overcome

"Lebanon is going through a difficult phase not an easy one. We are like a patient in front of the emergency room," Mikati said

  
Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati attends Friday prayers before meeting with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun, at a mosque in Beirut, Lebanon September 10, 2021. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati attends Friday prayers before meeting with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun, at a mosque in Beirut, Lebanon September 10, 2021. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS

BEIRUT - Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati told Reuters that Thursday's events were a setback to the government but would be overcome.

"Lebanon is going through a difficult phase not an easy one. We are like a patient in front of the emergency room," Mikati said in an interview.

"We have a lot of stages after that to complete recovery."

(Reporting by Maha El Dahan and Laila Bassam Editing by Chris Reese)


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