Lebanon PM says some judges stoking tension within country

Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, said on Friday that actions taken by some judges were heightening tensions in Lebanon, warning of potentially serious consequences for a country mired in a major financial collapse, Reuters reports.

Without referring to any specific case, Mikati said the course of action taken by some judges was “pushing towards ominous tensions, and there are attempts to use this tension in election campaigns,” referring to a parliamentary election in May.

“This is a dangerous matter we have previously warned against,” Mikati said, in a statement from his office.

Lebanon is grappling with a deep economic crisis after successive governments piled up debt.

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