US Prez Trump calls for Lebanon to conduct transparent investigation in Beirut Explosion
White House said, US President called for calm in Lebanon and acknowledged the legitimate calls of peaceful protesters for transparency, reform, and accountability. Lebanese army said that hopes have dwindled of finding survivors at the blast site following days of search-and-rescue operations.
Lebanese environment minister Damianos Kattar resigned yesterday in the wake of a powerful deadly blast in the port of Beirut that killed 158 people and injured over 6,000 on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Lebanese Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad announced her resignation in the wake of the explosion and subsequent civil anti-government unrest.