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Lebanon’s army chief says situation worsening

Reuters | Beirut

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Lebanon’s army chief General Joseph Aoun said on Friday the situation in the country was worsening and would further escalate as a financial crisis stokes political and social tensions.

“Our responsibility is large in this period and we need to preserve the security of the nation and its stability and prevent chaos,” General Aoun said in a speech to army personnel posted on the army’s official Twitter account.

General Aoun was speaking one day after veteran Sunni politician Saad al-Hariri abandoned efforts to form a government, plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis.