Those responsible for Beirut blast “will pay for what happened,” Lebanese prime minister says


Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said that Tuesday’s explosion in the Lebanese capital “will not pass without accountability” and “those responsible will pay for what happened.”

He said that an investigation into the explosion will include “revelations that will be announced about this dangerous warehouse which has been present since 2014,” without providing any additional details.

Describing the explosion as a “catastrophe,” he said in a televised statement that the priority now was to recover the dead and treat the injured.

He concluded by making “an emergency call to all those countries who love this country to stand by us and to help us heal our deep wounds.”