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June 13, 2011 11:07 am

Hizbollah Dominated Government In Lebanon

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Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Azmi Mikati. Photo:Ricardo Stuckert.

JPost – BEIRUT – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced on Monday a long-delayed new government dominated by allies of Iranian-backed Hezbollah, which is likely to cause alarm among Western powers.

Mikati was appointed to form a government after Hezbollah and its allies toppled Western-backed former premier Saad Hariri’s coalition in January over a dispute involving the UN-backed tribunal investigating the assassination of statesman Rafik al-Hariri, Saad’s father.

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