Lebanon FPM Bassil: port blast probe shouldn't be stopped

Lebanon Christian leader Bassil: port blast probe shouldn't be stopped
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Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) has called for the continuation of the probe into the devastating Beirut blast that killed over 200 people.
There has still been no accountability from Lebanon's government of the Beirut blast [Getty]

The leader of Lebanon's largest Christian bloc, the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), said on Saturday the investigation into last year's deadly Beirut port blast should not be stopped.

"The Free Patriotic movement is with (for) continuing the probe, revealing the truth and putting those responsible on trial," Gebran Bassil said in a speech.

Bassil, who is President Michel Aoun's son-in-law, was hit with US sanctions last year for alleged corruption and his ties to the Iran-backed Hezbollah group.