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BEIRUT, (AP) – Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister says he will seek the post again even though the Shiite militant group Hezbollah forced his government to collapse.

Saad Hariri’s Western-backed government fell last week during a dispute over a U.N. tribunal investigating the assassination of his father, a former prime minister.

Hezbollah is widely expected to be named in the tribunal’s indictments. But many fear the group will react violently if accused.

Ministers from Hezbollah and its allies walked out of the government a week ago when Hariri refused to renounce the court.

In a speech Wednesday night, he said he is “committed to my nomination for the prime minister’s post.”

Hezbollah has said it will not accept Hariri again as prime minister.

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