Lebanese government resigns due to explosion in Beirut, - Minister of Health

Source : 112 Ukraine

Prime Minister Hassan Diab will announce resignation soon
20:48, 10 August 2020


Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan says that the entire Cabinet of Ministers of the country is going to resign due to the explosion in Beirut, as Al Arabia reports, referring to the statement of the head of the Ministry of Health.

"The entire government has resigned," Hamad Hasan said at the end of the Cabinet meeting.

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Prime Minister Hassan Diab would travel to the presidential palace to "resign on behalf of all ministers" and would later announce this publicly.

As we reported before, International donation organizations agreed that Lebanon, which suffered from a terrible explosion last week, will get the humanitarian assistance in the amount of 253 million Euros (298 million U.S. dollars).

The communique says that the “assistance should be timely, sufficient, and consistent with the needs of the Lebanese people ... and directly delivered to the Lebanese population, with utmost efficiency and transparency.”

However, foreign governments demand that the Lebanese government act transparently in terms of how humanitarian assistance is used. The fellow-citizens of Lebanon claim that their own government is corrupt, and some believe there's Iranian influence on the Lebanese government. "Many Lebanese say the blast, blamed on a huge store of ammonium nitrate, highlighted the negligence of a corrupt political elite," reads the message. 

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