The lebanese president, Michel Aoun, said on Friday 7 August that the terrible explosion at the port of Beirut was due to ” either negligence, or an external intervention “, referring to the hypothesis of ” a missile “. “It is possible that this may have been caused by the negligence or by an external action, with a missile or a bomb,” said the head of State during an interview with reporters, three days after the disaster.

Michel Aoun also rejected any international inquiry. Asked by a journalist who asked him if it was against an international investigation, the head of State replied ” of course “, feeling that it ” dilute the truth “. The lebanese president made the remarks in the wake of the call by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, during his visit to Beirut, an international investigation ” transparent.”

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