Lebanese president promises transparent inquiry into Beirut blast

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun visits the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon

Lebanon’s president said on Wednesday that an investigation into a powerful blast that rocked Beirut would reveal the circumstances of what happened as soon as possible, and that the results would be revealed transparently.

In a televised speech at the start of a cabinet meeting, Michel Aoun also appealed to other nations to speed up assistance to Lebanon, which was already grappling with an economic meltdown.

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