Lebanon’s prime minister says he’s stepping down from his job within the wake of the Beirut port explosion final week that triggered public fury and mass protests.
In a short televised speech, Prime Minister Hassan Diab mentioned on Monday that he’s taking “a step again” so he can stand with the folks “and struggle the battle for change alongside them.”
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He mentioned: “I declare as we speak the resignation of this authorities. Might God shield Lebanon,” repeating the final phrase 3 times.
A short whereas earlier, Diab’s Cupboard resigned. The developments comply with a weekend of anti-government protests within the wake of the Aug. four explosion in Beirut’s port that brought on widespread destruction, killed no less than 160 folks and injured about 6,000 others.
Diab blamed corrupt politicians who preceded him for the “earthquake” that has hit Lebanon.
“They (political class) ought to have been ashamed of themselves as a result of their corruption is what has led to this catastrophe that had been hidden for seven years,” he added.