Hezbollah accuses U.S. of meddling in Lebanon's port probe

Associated Press |
Published: 10.13.21, 13:37
Hezbollah accused the U.S. on Wednesday of interfering in Lebanon's investigation into last year's massive explosion at the Beirut port, with the aim of implicating the militant group and its allies.
Hezbollah lawmaker Hassan Fadallah's response to criticism from a State Department spokesperson comes amid a developing crisis engulfing the domestic probe. The investigation was temporarily suspended Tuesday amid legal challenges from defendants against lead investigator Judge Tarek Bitar.
The U.S. official's comments are a "new violation of Lebanon's sovereignty" that expose "the extent of interference aimed at controlling and steering the investigation," Fadallah said.