BEIRUT, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Miqati stressed on Saturday that his resignation was "currently out of the question", the MTV channel reported.
Miqati told the TV station that when he said he was ready to offer his resignation and that he was not clinging to his post as premier, he was making "a step forward toward the opposition, but the opposition responded by holding me responsible for the assassination of Internal Security Forces Intelligence Chief Wissam al-Hassan".
He commented on the sit-in held in front of his residence in the northern city of Tripoli considering it "goes under the law and nothing can prevent me from going to my house in Tripoli whenever I want to".
Following the burial of Security chief Maj. General Wissam Al Hassan, angry protesters stormed the headquarters of the premiership at the Grand Serail and confronted with the security brigade in charge of protecting the official building. But later, the opposition called for a sit-in in front of the Serail and erected tents in protest against Mikati for not resigning.
Opposition supporters in Tripoli, the home city of Mikati also organized a sit-in blocking the entrance of his house.