UN chief reiterates call for 'impartial' Beirut port blast probe


U.N. chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday reiterated his call for an "impartial, thorough and transparent investigation" into the disastrous 2020 Beirut port explosion.

U.N. experts and groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch had on Wednesday relaunched an appeal to the United Nations to send a fact-finding mission.

The rights groups jointly declared that "it is now, more than ever, clear that the domestic investigation cannot deliver justice."

Aya Majzoub of HRW said that an international investigation "may be the only hope for the millions of Lebanese people... to get the answers they deserve."