Beirut blast: Lebanon’s Prime Minister resigns, blames corruption
Tue, Aug 11, 2020, 06:59 AM
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab stepped down from his job on Monday saying corruption in the country is bigger than the state, reacting to the public outrage over the massive explosion in Beirut. In a video, PM Hassan Diab said that "May God protect Lebanon" and repeated it three times and announced that the government is stepping down.
Reports said that he submitted the resignation papers to the President Michel Aoun and he asked Hassan and his ministers to continue their jobs until next government forms. It is known that the massive explosion in Beirut killed 160 people and more than 6,000 severely injured. People staged a protest across the streets over the incident.