The Lebanese Prime Minister Hasan Diab announced on Monday that he was stepping down from the government blockade after explosions were recorded in the port of the capital, Beirut, on August 4, leaving more than 200 dead and 7,000 injured.
In a message to the nation, Diab has argued that the executive is “taking a step back to be with the people”, defending that in doing so it is “responding to the people’s demand for real change”.
However, he complained that the Lebanese political class “is resisting by all dirty means to avoid change” before declaring that “some have not properly interpreted the October 17 revolution” and referring to the outbreak of some protests that led to the overthrow of the Saad Hariri executive.
On the other hand, he stressed that last week’s explosions in the port of Beirut were “a consequence of chronic corruption” in the country, adding that “the corruption network is larger than the state,” he said. the Lebanese news portal Naharnet.