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US News Lebanon: President Aoun promises that aid will go where it is needed

15:10  16 august  2020
15:10  16 august  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that international aid pledged following a massive explosion in Beirut last week that killed 178 people and made 300,000 homeless should go where it is needed . In an interview with French news channel BFM TV, Aoun said all

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said international aid following a massive deadly blast in Beirut last week will go where it is needed . In an interview with French news channel BFM TV aired on Saturday, Aoun said all hypotheses remained open in the investigation into the disaster that killed 178

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PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that the investigation into the August 4 explosion in the port of Beirut will not be able to succeed very quickly and that international aid will go where it is needed.

During an interview with the BFM TV channel, Michel Aoun also indicated that as part of the investigation, all the hypotheses on the origin of the explosion which killed 178 people and devastated part of the Lebanese capital , remained open.

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Lebanese President Michel Aoun said international aid following a massive deadly blast in Beirut last week will go where it is needed . In an interview with French news channel BFM TV aired on Saturday, Aoun said all hypotheses remained open in the investigation into the disaster that killed 178

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that international aid pledged following a massive explosion in Beirut last week that killed 178 people and made 300,000 homeless should go where it is needed . In an interview with French news channel BFM TV, Aoun said all

The United States for their part called for a credible and transparent investigation into the accident caused by more than 2,000 tons of ammonium nitrate stored for years in the port.

"Of course, we have the will to complete the investigation very quickly. But we have discovered that the situation is much more complex, that is to say that the investigation will not be able to be completed very quickly as is expected. wanted, "said Michel Aoun in an interview with BFM TV.

"I asked that the aid sent by foreign countries be given exactly where it is needed", the Lebanese president said.

The first foreign leader to go to Lebanon after the devastating explosion, Emmanuel Macron promised on August 6 that aid from France, while calling for the "refounding of a new political order" in the country.

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Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that international aid pledged following a massive explosion in Beirut last week that killed 178 people and made 300,000 homeless should go where it is needed . In an interview with French news channel BFM TV, Aoun said all hypotheses remained open

His resignation President Michel Aoun who asked the government to stay on in caretaker capacity until a new one can be formed. The aid of the US agency was requested by Lebanese authorities and the operatives are expected to join the team of international and local specialists shortly.

After the explosion, France sent a detachment of Civil Security rescuers as well as medical equipment and teams of caregivers to help the Lebanese rescue services, and a team of investigators.

The Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, visited the Tonnerre helicopter carrier on Friday, a few hours after the ship's arrival in the port of Beirut, where it is to participate in the reconstruction work.

Asked about the interventions of Emmanuel Macron, Michel Aoun felt that he saw no interference in Lebanese internal affairs.

"The explosion has taken on an international dimension (...) I do not think that there is interference in our internal affairs", said the Lebanese president on BFM TV.

"I would say that it all comes from President Macron's love for Lebanon," added the leader.

After the explosion, faced with the anger of the street, the government ended up resigning.

President Michel Aoun accepted this resignation and instructed Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab to deal with current affairs until a new cabinet is formed.

In a televised address, Hassan Diab said the August 4 explosion was "the result of endemic corruption" and said he was alongside those who demand that those responsible for this "crime" be brought to justice. in justice.

(Matthieu Protard)

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