Following the growing protests in the wake of the explosion in Beirut, the entire Lebanese government has announced its resignation; the Minister of Information was first to resign on Sunday.
Monday – The entire Lebanese government is in the process of resigning in the fallout from last week’s explosion and several other accounts of government corruption. Protestors took to the streets of Beirut over the weekend to demand change for their country, especially that Iran get out of Lebanon as a whole. Iran’s influence is seen in its terror proxy Hezbollah, which has a heavy influence in Lebanese affairs.
The first to resign along with other lawmakers was Minister of Information Manal Abdel-Samad on Sunday. She acknowledged the government’s failure to meet the dreams of the Lebanese people.
Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan revealed that the government would resign following an emergency cabinet meeting early on Monday. He told the press that “The whole government resigned.” Prime Minister Hassan Diab was to address the nation at 7:30 PM local time.
Something that’s very notable is the fact that several ministers, including President Michel Aoun, knew about the massive stash of ammonium nitrate being stored in the port that put so many people at risk.
Within a short time span, Lebanon’s justice minister, information minister, finance minister, defense minister and deputy PM, and environment minister all submitted their resignation.