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Lebanon's PM Diab announces resignation of government

By AFP

Added 10th August 2020 08:25 PM

"Today we are heeding the people and their demands to hold accountable those responsible for a disaster"

Lebanon's PM Diab announces resignation of government

An image grab obtained from Lebanon's public television network Tele Liban shows Prime Minister Hassan Diab announcing his government's resignation amid popular outrage over the deadly Beirut port explosion. AFP photo

"Today we are heeding the people and their demands to hold accountable those responsible for a disaster"

 

Lebanon's premier Hassan Diab stepped down Monday amid fury within and outside his government over the deadly Beirut port blast he blamed on the incompetence and corruption of a decades-old ruling class.

"Today we are heeding the people and their demands to hold accountable those responsible for a disaster," he said in a televised address, blaming a "corrupt" political class that has ruled Lebanon formore than 30 years for the August 4 explosion.

"This is why today I announce the resignation of the government."

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