Lebanese emergency services and citizens gather around a damaged vehicle at the scene of an explosion near a major bank in the western part of the Lebanese capital Beirut late on June 12, 2016.AFP / ANWAR AMRO
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Lebanese politicians and religious leaders called Monday for national unity to foil attempts aimed at destabilizing the country, a day after a bomb attack on one of the biggest banks rattled the banking sector and raised fears of a scheme to undermine the struggling economy.Prime Minister Tammam Salam condemned the "terrorist" bombing, saying it was aimed at undermining economic stability and national security.Speaker Nabih Berri said the blast that targeted BLOM Bank will target Lebanon as well as Hezbollah, and called for Lebanese unity to foil "suspicious schemes". Some banks, including BLOM, froze accounts linked to Hezbollah after U.S. sanctions began targeting the group's finances.Hezbollah has so far kept silent on the bombing.Education Minister Elias Bou Saab rejected accusations that Hezbollah was behind the bombing.Future Movement MP Ahmad Fatfat accused Hezbollah of creating "an appropriate climate" for the Verdun bombing.
Pressure mounts for a change in govt
Under popular pressure, Cabinet approves unprecedented reforms, draft budget
Govt set to back PM’s radical economic reform blueprint
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE