Q: Do you have any comment on Lebanon’s suspension of the investigation into the explosion of August 4, 2020?
A: France notes its deep concern over recent obstacles to the smooth unfolding of the investigation into the explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, and the violence that has taken place in that regard. It calls on all parties to ease tensions.
France has supported every phase of the investigations into the explosion at the port and responded to all the requests it has received in connection with the Lebanese investigation. It will continue to do so. The Lebanese justice system must be able to work independently and impartially on this investigation, without obstacles and with the full support of the Lebanese authorities. The Lebanese people expect all light to be shed on the explosion at the port. They are entitled to the truth.