Asked whether officials and politicians found to be involved would be prosecuted, Judge Bitar said: “I will take all measures that the law allows me to take within the powers given to me, and there is no tent over the head of any person who has neglected or colluded.”
Notably, in a statement to L’Orient Today following the press conference, a judicial source quoted Judge Bitar as saying that the final results of the probe would be ready by the end of the year.
Bitar’s remarks come as the first anniversary of the devastating chemical explosion approaches.
The probe into the deadly blast was launched shortly after the incident ravaged Beirut, with a deadline of 5 days set for the results to be uncovered.
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