November 7, 2019 / 5:05 PM / 8 months ago

Lebanon's Berri says insists on Hariri as PM of next government- NBN television

FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri chairs a parliamentary session in downtown Beirut, Lebanon July 16, 2019.REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said he insisted on nominating Saad al-Hariri as prime minister of the country’s next government, NBN television reported on Thursday.

“My insistence on nominating Hariri is because he’s for the good of Lebanon and I am all for the good of Lebanon,” Berri told the network.

(This story corrects day to Thursday, from Wednesday, in first paragraph)

Reporting by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Alison Williams

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