But the militant group's opponents have warned that the move can invite US sanctions on a country that's already reeling under an economic crisis.
The domestic investigation has yet to determine what triggered the blast, where the chemicals originated from or why they were left unattended for six years.
Shady Rizk survived the port explosion that killed more than 200 people, leaving him with 350 stitches all over his body and face. He now plans to move to Canada but the impact of his ordeal lives on.
Protests continue in Lebanon despite the resignation of the government following the massive Beirut explosion. The protesters now demand a complete change to a system of power that has long gone unchallenged.
An investigation into Lebanon's national security agency kicks off after initial findings pointed to officials long tolerating a ticking time-bomb in the heart of Beirut, serving as proof to many of the weakening core of the state apparatus.
Abdel Samad said in her resignation letter that change remained “elusive” and she regrets failing to fulfill the aspirations of the Lebanese people.
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