Prime Minister Tammam Salam heads a Cabinet session in Beirut, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The toppling of the government would cross a red line for both the Amal Movement and Hezbollah, Speaker Nabih Berri said Thursday, as the Cabinet again failed to find a solution to the 2-week-old garbage crisis.Berri said that Prime Minister Tammam Salam was fulfilling his duties and working to contain differences in the Cabinet so that the body could continue to shoulder its responsibilities.Last week, Salam reportedly said he would consider resigning if the disruption of the Cabinet's work continued. The dispute has paralyzed the government for nearly two months.Salam said at the outset of Thursday's Cabinet session that he would consider all options if the paralysis continued. Salam said that government paralysis was depriving the country of grants and loans worth more than $743 million.The Cabinet was unable to agree on a solution to the crisis, leaving the issue to a ministerial committee made up of representatives from various political groups.Salam did not officially set a Cabinet session for next week, but many ministers said calling for the next session was a routine step.
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