Canada ready to join Lebanon blast probe if credible and transparent

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Thu, 2020-08-27 09:09

BEIRUT: Canada has offered to join Lebanon’s investigation into this month’s seismic Beirut port blast but under conditions that ensure a credible and transparent probe that “gets to the bottom of things,” the visiting foreign minister said on Thursday.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun initially promised a swift investigation into why highly explosive material stored unsafely for years detonated on Aug. 4, killing at least 180 people and injuring some 6,000, but later said the process would take time.

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