Lebanese PM Steps Down in Wake of Beirut Explosion, Protests

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab made the announcement in a short televised address, after a weekend of protests and the resignation of three of his ministers.

  • Published 10 August 2020

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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in Lebanon is “bigger than the state.” In a brief televised speech after three of his ministers resigned, Prime Minister Hassan Diab said that he is taking “a step back” so he can stand with the people “and fight the… Read at AP News