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Corruption cause of Beirut blast: Caretaker Prime Minister

Lebanese Caretaker Prime Minister called the corruption the reason behind the Beirut Port explosion on August 4, 2020, that killed 200 people and injured 6,000 others.

Hassan Diab on Saturday in a meeting with the families of the victims of Beirut 2020 blast stressed: “I say, in full transparency, that the rampant corruption that tightens its grip on the state is primarily responsible for the explosion,”

“You are deeply saddened by the loss of your loved ones and your grief is understandable because what happened is one of the consequences of corruption in the country and we need solidarity and unity to defeat corruption, “Diab told the families of the victims of the Beirut port bombing.”

The Beirut port bombing on August 4, 2020, killed 200 people and injured 6,000 others, damaging buildings around the port of Beirut.

Lebanon entered a political crisis after the explosion of the port of Beirut.

Following the crisis, then-Prime Minister Hassan Diab resigned, and Mustafa Adib was elected by the Lebanese parliament to form a cabinet in the country. However, he resigned a few weeks later.

Following the resignation of Adib, “Saad al-Hariri” was missioned to form a new cabinet in this country, but he has not yet succeeded in forming a new cabinet after a few months.

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