Lebanon's PM Diab tells President Aoun of plan to resign after Beirut blast: Reports

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab speaks during a news conference at the government palace in Beirut. (File photo: Reuters)

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab informed President Michel Aoun that he is planning to resign shortly, according to local media reported on Sunday.

The news comes as multiple MPs and ministers resigned in the past few days following the deadly Beirut explosion that killed at least 158 people.

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The cabinet, formed in January with the backing of the powerful Iranian-backed Hezbollah group and its allies, is due to meet on Monday, with many ministers wanting to resign, ministerial and political sources said.

A general view shows the damaged grain silo following Tuesday's blast. (File photo: Reuters)

A general view shows the damaged grain silo following Tuesday's blast. (File photo: Reuters)

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Last Update: Monday, 10 August 2020 KSA 15:15 - GMT 12:15
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