Lebanon Prime Minister Resigns Following Beirut Blast

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab is pictured at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab will soon be stepping down from his position. This, as Diab, announced his resignation almost a week after the devastating Beirut explosion that killed some 200 people and injured 6000.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun accepted Diab’s resignation yesterday and requested to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet is formed. In a televised address, the Prime Minister said he has come to the conclusion that corruption in Lebanon is bigger than the state, and that he will be taking a step back so that he can stand with the people and fight the battle for change alongside them. For more on this, we are joined by Lebanese journalist, Mariam Salih…

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June 20, 2021
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