Ex-PMs Call for International or Arab Investigation Committee

W460

 

Former prime ministers Saad Hariri, Najib Miqati, Fouad Saniora and Tammam Salam on Wednesday called for tasking an international or Arab investigation committee with probing Tuesday's catastrophic explosion in Beirut.

"The former prime ministers extend their heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs, hoping that God Almighty will have mercy on their souls, heal the wounded and help all those afflicted by the terrible and unprecedented explosion that hit Beirut," they said in a statement after a Center House meeting.

"The steadfast city of Beirut that has been suffering for more than four decades from endless chains of destruction and abuse is hit by a catastrophe, which could have been avoided if it was not for the absence of leadership, insight, and will," they added.

"This had led earlier to a major breakdown in the confidence of the Lebanese people in the government and the presidential tenure, as well as in the trust of Arab and international communities," the ex-PM went on to say.

They added that they find it necessary to ask the United Nations or the Arab League to form an international or Arab investigation committee composed of judges and investigators "who are professional and impartial to start their duties in uncovering the circumstances and causes of the catastrophe that occurred in Lebanon."

"At the same time, the former Prime Ministers call on all the agencies at the port to work together to preserve the scene of the crime and to ensure that it is not tampered with," they said.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 9
Missing thedaywillcome 05 August 2020, 23:09

These four should feel ashamed that this shipment arrived, got stored and was not addressed properly during their tenures. Duties of government procedures and officials need to be thoroughly reviewed to ensure that none of the ministers and prime ministers can escape from their responsibilities.
Maybe better to put all for of them also under house arrest until all these investigations are done.

Thumb tric.portugal 05 August 2020, 23:41

oh my God !!! former ex-primer-ministers...

Thumb canadianleb 06 August 2020, 00:26

Above is a picture of the root cause for Lebanon's misery. Someone needs to storm that meeting and drag the SOBs to the streets and hang them all for everyone to see...

Thumb s.o.s 06 August 2020, 00:50

4 incompetent crooks !

Thumb canadianleb 06 August 2020, 01:23

Sorry S.O.S to correct you, they are very COMPONENT crooks!!!

Default-user-icon cocoman (Guest) 06 August 2020, 08:18

why are these four crooks still alive and hung in the street???

Thumb thepatriot 06 August 2020, 08:47

They can all go to HELL!

Default-user-icon jshh1 (Guest) 06 August 2020, 08:50

The Health Minister just said that 335 Covid-19 cases were found on Tuesday/Wednesday. That's how you know that they're lying. Wake-up, people. Covid-19 is a hoax. It is a hoax in Lebanon and a hoax everywhere else. 23 people died of Covid in Lebanon, out of 5 Million! How many people die of the seasonal flu every year? Do you really need to destroy your economy more than it's already destroyed with stupid lockdowns?

Missing theawakened 06 August 2020, 15:16

""The steadfast city of Beirut that has been suffering for more than four decades from endless chains of destruction and abuse is hit by a catastrophe, which could have been avoided if it was not for the absence of leadership, insight, and will," they added."

You all belong to the same Hereditary kleptocracy.

We have to end this now, no more any political Party that can be grounded in any kind of religion. We just want the government to serve us, no matter what your personal belief is. It does not work anymore, maybe it did 25- 40 years ago.
We need a new kind of political system or none.
Maybe the military should take control, until we can make a new constitution.
New Political parties, that serve the people and not the other way around.