Lebanon’s Aoun will not request caretaker cabinet on Tuesday: source

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BEIRUT: Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun is studying Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s resignation letter and will not issue a request for the cabinet to take on a caretaker role on Tuesday, a source in the presidency said.

Hariri submitted his resignation on Tuesday, declaring he had hit a “dead end” in trying to resolve the country’s crisis amid an unprecedented wave of protests against Lebanon’s ruling elite.