A Lebanese Shi’ah scholar described the serious and explicit dialogue as a way out of the country’s economic crisis and called on government officials to take responsibility.
RNA – Hujjat al-Islam Hasan Abdullah, the spiritual leader of Tyre and Jabal Amil in Lebanon, called on government officials to cooperate to resolve the disputed issue and overcome the economic problems facing Lebanon.
In a meeting with a group of spiritual leaders and trustees of the people, he noted, “Lebanese citizens are under the pressure of the most severe problems, especially the economic crisis. Poverty and neediness are a serious threat to internal security and give the Israeli enemy hope for sedition in the country.”
Hujjat al-Islam Abdullah warned officials and those in power, “Lebanon needs to renounce party and ethnic interests to resolve the crisis more than ever before. Officials who play with the national-religious feelings and emotions of the people and blame others for their actions and shirk responsibility are the most damaging to the country.”
He said, “Everyone from every faction, party and trend must take responsibility for their actions. Serious and explicit dialogue is the way out of the economic crisis.”
Referring to the dangerous situation in the region and the economic blockade of Lebanon and internal and external wars, Hujjat al-Islam Abdullah said, “Spiritual leaders and elders of Islam and Christianity have a special role in reducing the problems of the people and getting the country out of crises.”
Lebanon is facing its worst economic crisis in decades. The Lebanese pound has continued to plummet against the US dollar, losing more than 60 percent of its value over the last weeks while sources of foreign currency have dried up. This has obliterated the purchasing power of many people in the debt-ridden country.
The economic situation is fuelling inflation, which the Finance Ministry has estimated will reach 27 percent later this year.
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