Paris Says Hariri’s Resignation Makes Crisis ‘Even More Serious’

The resignation of Lebanon's government in response to nearly two weeks of countrywide protests has made the crisis there "even more serious," France's foreign minister said Tuesday.

"Prime Minister (Saad) Hariri has just resigned, which makes the crisis even more serious," Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament in Paris, and urged the authorities in Lebanon "to do everything they can to guarantee the stability of the institutions and the unity of Lebanon."--AFP

Le Drian said a condition for stability in any country "is a willingness to listen to the voice and demands of the population."

"Lebanon needs a commitment from all political leaders to look within themselves and make sure there is a strong response to the population," said the minister, offering France's help.

Source: National News Agency