Lebanon government resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

(VOVWORLD) - Lebanon’s prime minister Hassan Diab announced his government’s resignation on Monday, saying the huge explosion that devastated Beirut and triggered public outrage this week was the result of endemic corruption.

Diab said those responsible should be ashamed because their actions have led to a catastrophe beyond description. President Michel Aoun accepted Diab’s resignation and asked Diab’s cabinet — formed in January — to stay as a caretaker until a new cabinet can be formed. Diab’s cabinet is under severe pressure to step down. Some ministers have already resigned, and others, including the finance minister, are preparing to follow suit, sources said.

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