Aoun Promises 'Grieving Lebanese' to Unveil Facts of Port Blast

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President Michel Aoun on Tuesday marked one week since the catastrophic Beirut blast by pledging to “unveil all the facts” about the unprecedented disaster.

“A week after the tragedy, I reiterate my condolences to the grieving families and I promise all bereaved Lebanese that I will not remain silent nor rest before unveiling all the facts,” Aoun tweeted.

“The referral of the case to the Judicial Council is only the first step,” the president added.

He had earlier in the day signed a decree referring the case to the Council, which is Lebanon’s top judicial body that handles crimes infringing on national security as well as political and state security crimes.

The death toll from the massive explosion climbed to 171 on Tuesday.

The new figure, up from 160, came exactly one week since the mega-blast ravaged swathes of the Lebanese capital, wounding more than 6,000 and temporarily displacing 300,000 people from their homes.

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Comments 22
Thumb eagledawn 11 August 2020, 19:34

“بتبقى انت الحلم، والحلم ما بيشيخ"
الله يحميك
بي الكل

A fearless man - A real leader - A true statesman.

Thumb Bandoul 11 August 2020, 21:19

It is people like you who keep promoting Warlords like this corrupt critter that allows for things to go boom and kill 170 innocent people and destroy the lives of countless thousands.

Tfeh, bala mokh, bala dameer.

Thumb s.o.s 12 August 2020, 00:14

Relax bandoulito, can’t you spot sarcasm a mile away?

Everyone is making fun of Michel khara Aoun in his own way. By the end of the day, we all want him out, some dead ,others, alive so he can face his trial.

Thumb canadianleb 11 August 2020, 19:45

I can't wait to see what he has to say about this;
Reuters: Documents Prove Lebanese President & PM Were Warned About Explosives At Beirut Port Weeks Prior;
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-security-blast-documents-excl/exclusive-lebanons-leaders-warned-in-july-about-explosives-at-port-documents-idUSKCN2562L7

Thumb marcus 11 August 2020, 20:07

stfu shia pos! You have no clue what accountability means! Typical shia pos!

Thumb doodle-dude 11 August 2020, 20:11

lol @ the shia western christian from nabatieh with triple iranian nationality

Thumb warrior 11 August 2020, 20:22

Your hezbollah appointed president has been in office for 4 years and yet you don't feel he is responsible for this disaster? Do you think you deserve to be classified as a human being?

Thumb Bandoul 11 August 2020, 21:24

Tafalsafa al houmar fa shahnakah

Thumb doodle-dude 11 August 2020, 19:56

lol @ Aoun promises

The President should also promise to investigate blablablablablabla's deep and wide luv tunnel. The president should bring to justice blablablablablabla, the shia 'christian' of european parents from dahieh, who has been enticing virile young men to penetrate his deep and wide luv tunnel and deposit their organic waste inside it. These accumulated deposits represent a great risk to Lebanon and its people.

Thumb janoubi 11 August 2020, 20:09

This might shed light on the port explosion:

مصدر في المعارضة السورية يكشف رواية جديدة لانفجار بيروت!

كي تقوم روسيا بهذه المهمة، أرسلت روسيا سفينتين بحريتين كبيرتين محملتين بآلاف الأطنان من مادة نترات الأمونيوم وتمّ شحنهما وتوجّهتا الأولى إلى مرفأ اللاذقية والثانية إلى مرفأ بيروت باعتبارهما نقاط خلفية بعيدتين عن يد الثوار السوريين، وسبب إرسال هذه السفينتين هو اقتصادي بحت، إذ أنّ روسيا لا تستطيع تحمّل كلفة صواريخ الطائرات المطلوب إلقائها لدحر الثوار واستعاضت عن ذلك بخبرة عسكرية قديمة استعملت في الحرب العالمية الثانية وهي البراميل المتفجرة. وإذا أخذنا بالإعتبار أنّ ثمن صاروخ الطائرة لا يقل عن ١٠٠ الف دولار، فإنّ شحنة مثل شحنة بيروت ثمنها لا يزيد عن مليوني دولار كأقصى حد باستطاعتها تجهيز مئات آلاف البراميل مما يُخفف الكلفة المالية بشكل كبير جداً عن القوات الروسية في معاركها ضد الثوار. وقد جرى إنشاء ٤ مصانع للبراميل المتفجرة، الأول في منطقة جبلة، والثاني قرب اللاذقية، واثنين قرب دمشق.

https://janoubia.com/2020/08/11/مصدر-في-المعارضة-السورية-يكشف-رواية-جد/

Thumb s.o.s 11 August 2020, 20:54

⬉ ⬉ ⬉ Please Naharnet remove this imposter.

Thumb tric.portugal 11 August 2020, 21:04

The Great Cristhian General of Lebanon!! that´s wy the Islamic france want´s to destroy...A Government made by Macron in Lebanon !!!??? gonna be anti-Catholique and pro-meca...we see that in France !!

Thumb ansarullah 12 August 2020, 12:46

Counvert or Dieye!

Shia Shia Shia !!!

Thumb Puppet 11 August 2020, 21:09

I have the utmost respect and deepest admiration for s.o.s with a dot at the end of its name because it knows who did it.

Thumb cedar 11 August 2020, 21:12

Dont care much for Aoun, nor Beri nor Diab nor Hariri nor Jumblat nor Geagea nor Siniora nor any crook there.... but..... The world is after the newly found oil reserves.... yes lebanon has a lot of debt, but it can all be wiped away by getting the oil and gas drilling and extraction systems working and exporting... DO NOT GIVE AWAY LEBANON, Fix the port, start drilling and exporting gas and oil - even if its by international companies who go to the expense of doing it all, things will be fixed once the gas export is up and running.

Missing logik 11 August 2020, 23:01

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-security-blast-documents-excl/exclusive-lebanons-leaders-warned-in-july-about-explosives-at-port-documents-idUSKCN2562L7

Missing logik 11 August 2020, 23:02

The words Hizballah, Iran, Berri, are not mentioned in this Reuters article. Aoun and Hasan Diab are the scapegoats. They will bring down Aoun, and the hizb will take over

Missing logik 11 August 2020, 23:04

http://m.naharnet.com/stories/en/274101-netanyahu-calls-for-removing-hizbullah-arms-from-inhabited-areas

Missing logik 11 August 2020, 23:04

And Israel is ready to attack

Default-user-icon ew (Guest) 12 August 2020, 02:17

traitor and Hizbiran puppet.. go to hell psychopath

Default-user-icon Zorg (Guest) 12 August 2020, 09:29

He knew and did not do a thing. He is therefore an accomplice. He is a guilty of gross negligence. he should be tried and hanged.

Missing levant 12 August 2020, 12:42

What a failed senile fool and traitor he turned out to be. Thankfully both he and strawberry are in their twilight years and soon for the afterlife.