The Lebanese Hezbollah accused Washington of interfering with the investigation into the explosion of the port of Beirut, after the commission of inquiry went to accuse Hezbollah of being responsible for the explosion.
A media Lebanese cited sources from the “Hezbollah” and “Amal” movement warning them that “Judge Tariq Bitar He is about to accuse Hezbollah of the crime of bombing the port and the party cannot bear the consequences of a crime it did not commit. “
And the sources added: “What is needed is to stop the investigation, otherwise the Shiite duo and the” Marada “will suspend their participation in today’s session of the Council of Ministers, as long as there are other steps that lead to the suspension. of their participation in the government Sources of President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Najib Mikati also revealed that a document is being worked on for a solution.
In light of Hezbollah’s threats to the investigating judge in the Beirut port explosion, Reuters cited a Lebanese official that the Lebanese government postponed its session to discuss the possibility of reaching an agreement on the investigation into the explosion of the port of Beirut.
In tale context, the General Secretariat of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the Ministry of the Interior and Municipalities, in which it considered that “the adoption of the necessary in in relation to the crime of the explosion of the port of Beirut is not the responsibility of the judicial judicial authority ”, underlining that“ any action he takes against one of the presidents, ministers and representatives is considered a violation of his authority ”. .
And the news outlet has revealed that since yesterday they are in contact course to find one via exit to the division in cabinet between the Shiite duo and “Marada” with the team of the President of the Republic, after the Shiite duo and “Marada” had asked for the hand of the judicial investigator in the case of the Beirut port incident, Judge Tariq Al-Bitar .
The information confirmed that if a solution is not reached, the government session could be postponed today, otherwise the Shiite duo and “Marada” will not participate.
The sources of the Shiite duo pointed out that the appointment of Judge Bitar took place by decree, and even his hand could be stopped by decree, although the optimal formula is to decide the matter. in Supreme Council of the Judiciary.
To prepare for a peaceful general closure
For his part, the head of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, called on the presidents of the republic and the government to refuse to give in to the intimidation of “Hezbollah” regarding the investigation into the explosion in the port of Beirut.
Geagea added that the presidents of the republic and the government should resign immediately if they succumb to Hezbollah’s threats, calling for preparations for a peaceful general closure in the case. in which the other party tried to impose its will by force.
Geagea also stressed that the submission of the presidency and the government to any further blackmail would be a further and definitive nail in the coffin of the rest of the Lebanese state.
Investigations were temporarily suspended in the case of the Beirut port explosion after the investigating judge was notified of a lawsuit requiring his response from former minister Ali Hassan Khalil and MP Ghazi Zuaiter.
The agency said that the judicial investigator in the case of the explosion of the port, Judge Tariq Al-Bitar, held a session this morning, dedicated to the interrogation of former minister Ali Hassan Khalil, who did not attend in person. .
During the session, Khalil’s lawyer asked for a time limit to file formal petitions and documents, but the forensic investigator rejected these requests and issued an arrest warrant. in default against Khalil.
And the agency stated that “after the end of the session, Judge Bitar was informed of the new response case filed against him by Khalil’s agents and parliamentarian Ghazi Zuaiter, which necessitated the suspension of the investigation and the suspension of all sessions “.
Arrest warrant for a former minister
THE media locals added that “Judge Tariq Al-Bitar was informed of the request by Representative Ali Hassan Khalil and Congressman Ghazi Zuaiter for his response from the August 4 bombing file, which was referred to Judge Naji Eid, and therefore stopped the hand from the file automatically and temporarily. “
Previously, the information indicated that “the forensic investigator, Judge Tariq Al-Bitar, refused to be informed of the response lawsuit filed by Khalil and Zuaiter, which was referred to Judge Naji Eid.”
This was before the investigative judge in the Beirut port explosion last year issued an arrest warrant against former Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil today, Tuesday, after he failed to show up for questioning. as reported by a judicial source and by media locals. She said.
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