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Beirut Blast: U/S David Hale calls for credible probe

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BEIRUT: While FBI investigators are reaching Lebanon, US Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale called today (15th of August) for a transparent and credible probe into the enormous blast at the  port here.
Touring the site of explosion David Hale stated: “We need to make sure there is a thorough and transparent, credible investigation…We can never go back to an era in which anything goes at the port or the borders of Lebanon.
“Every state, every sovereign state, controls its ports and its borders thoroughly…I imagine all Lebanese would like… not to have the anything goes atmosphere. The FBI is arriving this weekend and they will be playing their role at the invitation of the Lebanese.”
It is pertinent to mention here that FBI personnel will be joining other experts from France and other countries who have already commenced the probe to figure out exactly what caused the explosion.

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.