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Lebanon PM to announce government resignation soon - minister

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab is pictured at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab will soon announce his government’s resignation, the health minister told Reuters on Monday after a massive port explosion that devastated the capital piled pressure on the cabinet.

Diab was set to deliver an address to the nation at 7:30 p.m. local time, his office said.

Reporting by Laila Bassam and Ellen Francis; Editing by Ghaida Ghantous

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