Lebanese security officers have warned the Prime Minister and the President remaining month that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate saved in Beirut’s port might explode and destroy the capital. It has been not too way back indicated throughout the distinctive paperwork by the Reuters data firm.
Beirut’s port exploded merely two weeks later. The massive blast killed on the very least 163 of us whereas better than 6,000 have been injured. Not solely this, the explosion has moreover destroyed some 6,000 buildings, in step with municipal authorities.
According to the paperwork by the General Directorate of State Security, a personal letter was despatched to President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Hassan Diab on July 20.
According to Reuters, a security official said that the letter summed up the findings of a judicial investigation launched in January which concluded the chemical substances wished to be secured immediately.
The state security report, which confirmed the correspondence to the president and the prime minister, has not beforehand been reported.
The official reported to Reuters, “There was a danger that this material if stolen, could be used in a terrorist attack,”
Reuters could not independently confirm his description of the letter.
The correspondence might fuel further criticism and public fury that the blast is merely the newest, if not most dramatic, an occasion of the federal authorities negligence and corruption that has already pushed Lebanon to monetary collapse.
Aoun confirmed remaining week that he had been educated regarding the supplies. He knowledgeable reporters he had directed the secretary-general of the supreme safety council, an umbrella group of Lebanon’s security and navy companies chaired by the president, to “do what is necessary”.
“(The state security service) said it is dangerous. I am not responsible! I don’t know where it was put and I didn’t know how dangerous it was. There is a hierarchy and all those who knew should have known their duties to do the necessary,” Aoun said.