Parliamentary Blocs Demand Intl Probe into Beirut Blast

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The Democratic Gathering parliamentary bloc met Thursday and signed a joint petition with the Lebanese Forces, al-Mustaqbal bloc, and several independent MPs demanding international investigation into the colossal explosion in Beirut.

“For the sake of the victims of the explosion, and because we have no confidence in any local investigation, and for the sake of the truth, we launched today a parliamentary petition demanding an international investigation into the port explosion in coordination with the Lebanese Forces, al-Mustaqbal, and other MPs,” said leader of the bloc MP Taymour Jumblat.

Jumblat chaired the Democratic Gathering meeting at his Clemenceau residence.

The petition demands international investigation into the colossal explosion in Beirut that killed at least 171 and wounded more than 7,000 on August 4.

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Comments 6
Missing fuzzyd72 13 August 2020, 13:46

Too little, too late. Kiloun y3ani Kiloun. We are not making any exceptions.

Missing cedars 13 August 2020, 15:30

Aoun should have asked macron before they altered the crime scene.

Thumb s.o.s 13 August 2020, 16:28

Nothing surprising here. According to seismologists recording data in the Mediterranean Sea, Six blasts ahead of the main explosion were spaced at 11-second intervals.

The first five blasts, each of a magnitude consistent with several tonnes of explosives going off, may have taken place underground and gone unheard by Beirut witnesses.

Such a sequence could be consistent with "weapons systems that are activated in a chain" and which might have been stored in the port and detonated accidentally, or set off deliberately in an act of sabotage.

Another indication of underground explosions, was the 43-meter depth of the crater left at the port, which, could not have been created by the explosion of the amount of ammonium nitrate reported by Lebanese authorities.

Thumb s.o.s 13 August 2020, 16:29

Hizbala is behind this crime against humanity and Lebanon.

Missing levant 13 August 2020, 17:00

hizbi cave men are the root of all evil in Lebanon and the Middle East. This is the chance and excuse to wipe their asses off this earth. They are useless war mongering animals with a sheep following consisting primarily of Lebanons most uneducated and lowly socio-economic community. They wear poorly fitting irannian guard uniforms and they love the colurs yellow and black. They also love the airport road light posts where they hang the pics of drugged sheep who were killed and are "matyrs" apparently.

Missing arturo 13 August 2020, 18:32

Hezbollah will veto an international investigation, unless it is conducted by Iran and Houthis, which Hezbollah regards as objective and experienced investigators. Hezbollah will not authorize an investigation by other international parties.