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Aoun confident criminal investigation of Akkar's explosion will reach a dead-end

Aoun confident criminal investigation of Akkar's explosion will reach a dead-end image

President Michel Aoun said he is confident that the planned investigation into the Akkar explosion that killed and injured dozens of people will satisfy all involved parties, as it will definitely lead to a deadend.

Aoun assured observers that this investigation is one of the many reliable endeavours of the Lebanese judiciary, similar to the investigation into the Beirut port explosion, or those on the rampant theft of public money and capital flight.

The case of the smuggled fuel tank that was shot at by one of Aoun’s very own men while it was being confiscated by the Lebanese army casts reasonable doubt on the nature of relationships between Lebanese factions:

“If only they had contacted me, I would have ordered my people to hide the smuggled petrol, and the Army would then have nothing to confiscate and no one would get mad and shoot at fuel tanks and cause explosions,” he said.

Regarding the course of the investigation, Aoun pointed fingers at other Lebanese political factions that are actively undermining his right to ownership over the country’s natural resources. 

“I am sure this scumbag Hariri is behind the tip-off, while we are here dealing with protests and disgruntled citizens, he is sitting over a similar fuel smuggling network, but oh no, no goes after Hariri’s people and tanks, everyone wants my own,” he added.