The Presidency of the Lebanese Council of Ministers announced that the caretaker Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, today gave his exceptional approval to a draft decree to consider August 4 as a day of national mourning for the lives of the victims of the Port of Beirut.
Diab addressed a delegation of the families of the Marfa martyrs, saying: “You are the owners of deep wounds who lost their loved ones, and all the sympathy of the world does not equal your loss, and does not return your loved ones to you.. Your anger is understandable and legitimate, because what happened is one of the results of corruption in the country. And I said previously. Ward No. 12 is one of the wards of chronic corruption that has exploded in the country, and that the wards of corruption are spread throughout the country, and this is what was later revealed.
Diab revealed “attempts to waste the issue by focusing on its margins and not on its basis,” considering that “the rampant corruption that controls the state is primarily responsible for the port explosion, but of course we must know the full truth about this explosion.”
He said: “I signed a draft decree to consider August 4 as a day of national mourning, so that the Lebanese remember the extent of the pain that befell you and the country. And in order for all of us to work to uproot corruption from our diaries, I admit that corruption defeated me because I was almost alone in this confrontation, so we need to unite all of us until we win it.
Source: RT + LBC