Interior Minister Threatens to Quit

W460

Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi said on Thursday that he plans to step down from his post if names of those responsible for the mega Beirut port blast were not disclosed at the end of the five-day investigation deadline, al-Joumhouria daily reported.

“I will resign if the investigation committee does not name the culprits responsible for the Beirut blast when the five-day investigation deadline ends,” said Fahmi in remarks to the daily.

The Minister said “maximum punishments must be taken against the perpetrators, or I go home ... there is no compromise on this issue.”

Lebanon government has given an "investigative committee" four days to determine responsibility for Tuesday’s devastating explosion in Beirut port, Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe had said.

At least 149 people died and more than 5,000 were injured in Tuesday's colossal explosion of a huge pile of ammonium nitrate that had languished for years in a port warehouse in the capital.

Fahmi said 23 individuals have been detained so far for investigation.

Two Lebanese officials-- Lebanon's ambassador to Jordan Tracy Chamoun, and lawmaker Marwan Hamadeh--have resigned since Tuesday's blast killed nearly 150 people and wounded thousands and destroyed entire districts of the capital.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 19
Missing big_lilo 07 August 2020, 10:59

Don't threaten, just quit. We want all of you gone!!!

Thumb ansarullah 07 August 2020, 11:01

Shia Shia Shia !!!

Default-user-icon Arz (Guest) 07 August 2020, 20:25

Mwarne Mwarne Mwarne !!!

Thumb Surrounded 07 August 2020, 11:17

Tu es foutu Salaut

Default-user-icon Jo (Guest) 07 August 2020, 11:49

Can this was criminal protege of Aoun the senile just step down? he will make us all happy... he could also take Aoun with him

Default-user-icon Geo Sav (Guest) 07 August 2020, 12:23

After Macron's visit, if the government had a tad of pride they would have resigned immediately. He told them that they are incompetent as they have done nothing other than blame and words. Macron was honest and straight. He repeated many times. I cannot change them. You voters, do it.
We love Lebanon. Save it!

Missing levant 07 August 2020, 12:35

Maybe they do have a conscious?

Default-user-icon kazan (Guest) 07 August 2020, 12:43

People with a minimum of integrity and honesty would never accept to be part of this regime.
As long as the same warlords name are present in the government or in the opposition corruption and incompetence will remain.

Thumb tric.portugal 07 August 2020, 12:43

Macron must quit!!! The message of Macron was that support more chaos to Lebanon... Macron is jewish

Thumb canadianleb 07 August 2020, 13:22

Shut the hell up tric.portugal. Jewish or not he is doing more for Lebanon than your so called Lebanese be it Christians, Muslims whoever...

Default-user-icon amazed (Guest) 07 August 2020, 15:43

look at this terrorist - doesn't care that lebanon just suffered one of the worst accidents in its history.

Missing phillipo 07 August 2020, 17:40

When exactly was the last time tric.portugal had anything positive to say about anyone, any event or anything at all? I don't remember.

Thumb canadianleb 07 August 2020, 13:24

Oh no don't quit!! the Country will become a failed state with out you, it may become like Somalia or Haiti.

Thumb s.o.s 07 August 2020, 15:16

This egyptian pos is threatening to run away because the explision happened under his watch, what a coward! Get back to Sisi land you POS.

Default-user-icon amazed (Guest) 07 August 2020, 15:42

Quit, Bassil has another one his clowns lined up for the position. This govt is nothing but a cover for Gebran Bassil and Hizb

Missing rabiosa 07 August 2020, 17:11

This guy al he does is issue threats. Threat to quit, thereat to arrest demonstrators, threat to close streets/Shops/restauarnts, etc....

Thumb thepatriot 07 August 2020, 19:02

Ebola controls the port! Will one of them be arrested for once in the HISTORY of this country!!!??

Default-user-icon Arz (Guest) 07 August 2020, 20:23

Don't let the door hit you on your way out

Missing striker 08 August 2020, 06:32

just quit and consider a career in acting drama movies. The ones truly responsible are your bosses! Don't play games on ur people