The judge investigating the Beirut port explosion has charged Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three former ministers with negligence.
It is reminded that the blast killed 200 people and devastated swathes of the capital.
Commenting on the investigation, Mr. Diab said his conscience was clear and accused the judge of breaching the constitution.
Four months after the devastating explosion, victims are still awaiting the result of the investigation, says Reuters, despite the fact that Lebanese leaders had promised it would come within days.
What is more, Judge Fadi Sawan called Diab and former finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil in for questioning next week, along with former public works ministers Ghazi Zeaiter and Youssef Finianos, state news agency NNA.
Zeaiter, who said he would comment once he was officially informed, headed the public works ministry in 2014, soon after the Rhosus ship carrying tonnes of ammonium nitrate arrived at Beirut port.
The highly explosive chemicals were stored for years in poor conditions at the port, which is located in the heart of the capital.
Judge Fadi Sawan has sent a letter last month telling parliament his investigation had revealed “serious suspicions” linked to some government officials.
Parliament replied it found no such suspicions based on the information provided, the council said.