Even though investigations are still underway, the general public believes that Lebanon’s governmental corruption is what led to the deadly explosion – which could have been prevented.
Furthermore, the failure to form a new government, due to pressure from Hezbollah and Amal to maintain the ministry of finance under their control, has demonstrated to the international community the extent of decay in Lebanon’s political practice.
It has exacerbated the concerns of the EU, and France in particular, for Lebanon that continues sinking into its crises, and triggered a fiery reaction from the French President.
President Macron, who stated not willing to impose sanctions, is nevertheless considering freezing the accounts of the Lebanese political figures in France’s banks.
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