The new cabinet won the vote of confidence from the parliament during a session that was delayed due to a power outage, which underscores the multiple crises in the small Mediterranean nation amid an unprecedented economic meltdown.
Najib Mikati says he is not worried about possible US sanctions "because the operation was carried out without the involvement of the Lebanese government."
Government formation ends a 13-month vacuum that saw the Arab country slide deeper into one of the worst crises in its history.
Lebanese leaders are wary of relying on Tehran to meet country's energy needs but have no other option.
The bloc said it is ready to impose sanctions on Lebanon's ruling elite, including a travel ban and asset freeze, for obstructing the process of forming a functioning government.
New PM-designate Najib Mikati meets with top political parties, including Hezbollah movement and Free Patriotic Movement founded by President Michel Aoun, in attempt to form a government.
Lawmakers have tasked ex-premier and billionaire tycoon with forming a government and ending a year of political deadlock that has further crippled the economy.
Six months after popular protests erupted across the country, the pandemic is making a meal out of an already fragile situation.
Members of the European Union parliament are starting to get a whiff that EU waste management schemes in Lebanon are bogus, and the former EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is in the firing line.
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