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Nasrallah says port blast judge’s subpoena of caretaker PM is ‘unacceptable’

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28.08.2021

The head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group said on Friday that a judge’s move to subpoena the caretaker prime minister over the Beirut port blast was “unacceptable” and urged the judiciary to intervene.

A huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate exploded at the port on August 4 last year, destroying swaths of the city and killing at least 214 people.

It later emerged that officials had known the highly volatile fertilizer had been stored there for years, but a probe into the country’s worst peace-time disaster has so far failed to hold anyone to account.

Judge Tareq Bitar, the lead investigator, on Thursday ordered the security forces to bring in outgoing prime minister Hassan Diab for questioning on September 20, after he failed to respond to a summons to appear before him on the same day.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said the subpoena further proved the probe was........

© The Times of Israel


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