Hassan Diab

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Hassan Diab déclaré : "Ces parties jouent le jeu de l'augmentation du prix du dollar américain et de la spéculation sur la livre libanaise" External link

french-news Friday, July 3, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “We have been silent a lot about diplomatic practices entailing major violations of international norms and diplomacy, for the sake of preserving brotherly relations,” External link

alarabiya-en Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab déclaré : "Ces parties jouent le jeu de l'augmentation du prix du dollar américain et de la spéculation sur la livre libanaise" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "These parties play the game of raising the price of the U.S. dollar and speculating on the Lebanese pound," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “For the sake of friendships and (good) relations, we maintained silence on a lot of diplomatic practices largely breaching international norms, but this behavior surpassed fraternal and diplomatic relations,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “We’re fully aware that the primary responsibility for recovery rests on the Lebanese themselves,” “Nevertheless, preserving international peace and security against the backdrop of ongoing turmoil in the region…is a shared global responsibility” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “We’re committed to the financial plan and to the losses figures included in it and this has become behind us. We are now discussing how to distribute the losses in communication with the central bank governor, the banking sector and the finance minister,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “We'll preserve it through all legitimate means and we won't give up any grain of sand or drop of water,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab told : “The country is not doing well,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 26, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “Lebanese today only care about one thing: How much is the exchange rate?” External link

gulf-times Friday, June 26, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab ajouté : "Dans un premier temps, nous avons finalisé tous les préparatifs avec son Excellence le ministre d'Etat au Développement administratif pour commencer à mettre en uvre le plan. Nous avons convenu avec les Nations Unies de soutenir la mise en uvre de la stratégie, qui comprend 7 axes : finaliser et activer les législations; réformer les systèmes d'emploi et les marchés publics; renforcer l'indépendance et le travail du pouvoir judiciaire et des organes de contrôle; activer la participation communautaire; et accroître la résilience de chaque département d'État contre les risques de corruption à l'avenir" External link

nna-fr Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “lacks the ability to address the exchange rate situation, it should be frank with us,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The meeting comes within the framework of coordination regarding Lebanon’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund according to the financial recovery plan approved by the Cabinet” External link

naharnet-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The meeting with the educational community has a special significance. It is a meeting with my personal family, with my academic background. Lebanon has always been renowned for its educational sector, both public and private, and for this reason, Lebanon has been labeled the school of the East and the Arabs’ university. The complementarity and interdependence between the public and private sector has always been a key element in the development of the educational system in Lebanon, enabling it to keep pace with the latest global developments introduced to the world of education in terms of advancement and modernization. However, more than two years ago, private schools’ community, i.e. school administrations, professors and parents together, faced great economic challenges, particularly since the adoption of the salaries’ scale. Then, the current economic crisis was coupled with the coronavirus pandemic, exacerbating the crisis facing these schools, turning the challenges facing the educational community into existential ones. Today, we need to stimulate the educational sector, and this cannot happen without joint efforts and solidarity between the educational community you represent and the government, so as to save this vital sector. We succeed as a team or we fail as a team. We believe in this sector, in both public and private educational institutions, and in their role in building our country. We are working with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to put forward a draft law that supports public schools, and private schools for the first time, to help overcome the acute crisis facing the entire educational setting in Lebanon, not just public and private schools” External link

nna-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab saying : “What is happening in the country is not normal… thugs are roaming the streets and destroying the country and its institutions while the state is watching” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “Today the whole world is asking Lebanon to combat corruption as a precondition for helping us. In the current situation, we are accused that we have not achieved anything, but this issue has become on the table and it has become the government’s top priority,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 15, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “What is happening in the country is not normal,” External link

680news Monday, June 15, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “What is happening carries many dangerous messages,” “Thugs are roaming the streets and destroying the country and its institutions while the state is watching” External link

680news Monday, June 15, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I wanted to meet with you today to emphasize basic postulates. The first postulate is that the State’s concept remains incomplete without oversight of its actions. Constitutionally, the Executive power is subject to people’s oversight through the Parliament; people holds the Cabinet accountable, grants it confidence or withholds it. The Administration has more than one regulatory body, as per the relevant mandate. You are the authority tasked with monitoring state administration, whether at the level of general performance, or at the level of employee performance. In this sense, the level of performance of the Lebanese state administration becomes essentially linked to your role, its scope, effectiveness, and impact, and is not affected by interventions that could hinder your role as oversight bodies. I know you are grappling with many files and that there have been files stuck for many years. This is an abuse of your role and your independent personality as institutions set up to monitor and hold employees accountable. Bribery, corruption, lack of productivity and chaos are all issues of concern to you. What is happening is that security services are chasing files in the administration. Can the media move a corruption file inthe administration, even though the file is supposed to move normally through the oversight bodies before the media? Why is this overlap happening? Is it because of the failure of the oversight bodies? Or is it because of the ineffectiveness of such bodies? Or is there political interference that hinders its role? This issue is essential today for the government. The state administration may not remain in this state. There is a lot of talk about deals, brokerages, wastage, contempt and misuse of state administration. Who is supposed to address these accusations? Who is supposed to follow up, confirm, adjudicate, or even deny such accusations? Corruption has caused the country to collapse. Moral collapse, impropriety and lack of accountability, all of which allowed financial corruption to become deeply-rooted and become an integral part of the Lebanese state formation. The corruption system has become stronger than the state itself. Mafia that stole the country, crept into the administration and gained control over it, bribery, deals and brokerages, and perhaps these mafias have taken direct control over some departments. Today, we are facing a reality of rampant corruption in the country. In the Lebanese administration, in municipalities, in public institutions and common interests, in state facilities, in various sectors... This is a very painful reality. As a result, we have got here, and the country has fallen, as a result of the state of corruption within the state. Today, the whole world requires Lebanon to fight corruption in order to help us. In the current situation, we are accused of not actually achieving anything. But this issue has been put on the table; it has become the government’s priority. So, today I announce the start of the war on corruption. This is a long battle, and it will be difficult; we will be subject toaccusations, treachery, insults and political campaigns. That is fine We got used to it from the first day I was assigned to form the government. The corrupt will try to protect themselves under a political, sectarian, confessional, regional and family attire. All this will not stop us from pursuing this battle. We will fight till the end. Lebanese people are with us in this battle. We draw our strength from rights, defend the state and its interests, protect people, build their future and restore the Lebanese people’s confidence in their state. Every person who loves his country has a role to play in this battle, and we must fight it together with determination, resolve and courage. There is no room for hesitation or fear. We highly rely on your role as watchdogs. You have many files to address; today you are required to put them on the table, switch off your phones and only listen tothe voice of your conscience and the voice of people who can no longer tolerate the state of corruption that has become the norm in the country, not the exception. We need to streamline the administration, clean it, and provide citizens with the best possible conditions. The Administration’s purpose is to serve citizens, not the other way around. Employee salaries are paid through fees and taxes collected from citizens. Boldly and with pride, I can say: The government works for the Lebanese, not the other way around. This criterion should be clear to everyone. Against this backdrop, administration officials in every state department must serve citizens with a broad smile, enthusiasm, responsibility, and without favour. I assure you that nothing will stop us from fighting this battle. We will follow up dailyon this dossier, and will ask about all files. Today you are required to move your files as quickly as possible. I am sure that you will have a lot of work, you will get tired a lot, and you will come under great pressure, but this is a national responsibility we all bear, and you must be a spearhead in this fight” External link

nna-en Monday, June 15, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “What is happening in the country is not normal,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, June 15, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “What is happening carries many dangerous messages,” “Thugs are roaming the streets and destroying the country and its institutions while the state is watching” External link

TorontoStar Monday, June 15, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Vandalized institutions, shops and public and private properties, in Beirut, and yesterday in Tripoli, were a disaster. A malevolent, a criminal has executed a crazy decision to destroy people's properties. He has executed his crime publicly, not ashamed of what he has done. What happened, whether in Beirut or in Tripoli, is an insult to the country, an insult to official institutions, an insult to citizens, and an insult to the state. What happened should not simply pass on the nod. Everyone involved in the process of destruction, whatever his role, must be arrested and held accountable today, so that he understands that the country is not loose. The scene is very hurtful. Harmful to the eyes, to the heart and to national belonging. I insist on pursuing this matter through to the end, and on putting an end to all systematic destruction that is taking place. The judiciary is responsible; security services are responsible. The whole country is responsible for protecting people. I will ask each day about the course of investigations, and how many people have been arrested. I know that this does not restore people's losses, but this is where the compensation begins, i.e. the moral before the material compensation. We must help together reduce the scale of the disaster that occurred. " External link

nna-en Monday, June 15, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I believe that there is no country, no justice, no reform, no order, if there is no just, free, fair, and independent judiciary. For me, the judiciary is the basic pillar of the rule of law, and in the absence of law, the law of the jungle prevails, which means chaos and instability, and each one takes the law into his own hands. There is no State without judiciary. You are well aware of my respect for the independence of the judiciary, and I am convinced that the judiciary does not need a political decision in order to take action to prosecute crime, whatever the type of offence. The judiciary does not need a request, an instruction, a directive, nor a wish. The judiciary is full of highly qualified judges. I salute the spirit that you have; I first salute the President of the Higher Judicial Council Judge Suhail Abboud, and I praise your cooperationover the coronavirus epidemic, especially with regard to speeding up trials and adopting remote interrogation. Last week’s incidents were not normal. There were several crimes, but strangely enough, thecriminal is still unknown. Attacks on public and private properties. Destruction. Attacks on the army and security forces. Violation of the State’s prestige in all what it represents and its institutions. Road closures. Who is the perpetrator? Who is the instigator? Who is the executor? Who is the funder? Who is the benefiter? People still do not know. Does this mean that the State exists? People ask about the State’s absence, stating that it does not protect them, nor does it protect their properties. People ask how the State prepares a police seizure report for a vehicle that violates the alternate circulation decision, a police seizure report for a citizen who does not wear a mask, and easily puts in jail persons who have committed misdemeanors and violations much less severe than the crimes we have seen over the past couple of days. Today I urge you to play your full role, without the acquiescence of anyone or any authority. Lebanese people should not feel that the State is not protecting them, and lose their confidence in the judiciary. If people lose faith in the judiciary, then the country would come to an end. The judiciary should not act only over the past days’ events. The Cassation Public Prosecutionand all public prosecutions must prosecute all offences, all suspicions of corruption and all files. There must be a person responsible for what is happening. We want to put corruption files on the table. There should be no doubts about everything. Conversely, there is no fair and transparent investigation that holds the perpetrators responsible for their acts, prevents corruption or grants acquittal. The judiciary is required to be the spearhead in the fight against corruption, waste and suspicious deals. We highly rely on you, and I hope that you will not allow frustration to grow among people, or lose people's confidence in you. I trust you” External link

nna-en Monday, June 15, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab concluded : “Those who incite, those who fund and those who manage these groups, from inside and outside, must be arrested. If we do not do this, the state itself will lose its prestige and things will get out of hand, then the country will head towards the unknown. Let us act quickly!” External link

nna-en Monday, June 15, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab urged : “These are not protests against hunger and the economic situation. This is an organized sabotage campaign and there should be a decisive and firm decision to confront this growing phenomenon. Those instigating, funding and running it must be detained,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 15, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "The current campaign caused a major crisis that pushed people onto the streets in order to prevent the cabinet from implementing its decisions to expose corruption," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, June 15, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : "Thugs have no other motive than vandalism, and they should be thrown in jail, period" External link

nna-en Monday, June 15, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The presence of a crime without criminals is unacceptable… and I’m personally convinced and I have certain information that what happened was deliberate,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 15, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Some have tried to exploit the situation again...They have thrown lies and rumours, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets," External link

news-yahoo Monday, June 15, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "a programmed campaign organized by parties known by name and method of thinking that are not deterred from using any method to shatter the image of others," External link

globalsecurity Monday, June 15, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "The state and the people are being subjected to blackmail," External link

globalsecurity Monday, June 15, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “Some have tried to exploit the situation again…They have thrown lies and rumours, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets,” External link

middleeastmonitor Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Some have tried to exploit the situation again," "They have thrown lies and rumors, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets" External link

timesofoman Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “Some have tried to exploit the situation again…They have thrown lies and rumors, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets,” External link

egyptindependent Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “the coup attempt fell and all secret and public meetings and orders of internal and joint operations to stop discovering of corruption failed too” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “the state is not bankrupt, there is financial stumbling, but the country is rich in citizens and its resources” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “opening the airport on July 1 will allow us to restore part of the economic cycle, but what is happening today will increase suffering, and I call on the Lebanese to refrain from distorting the protests in order to cross the ordeal and protect Lebanon” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Some have tried to exploit the situation again," "They have thrown lies and rumors, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets" External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “the coup attempt fell and all secret and public meetings and orders of internal and joint operations to stop discovering of corruption failed too” External link

arabnews Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “the state is not bankrupt, there is financial stumbling, but the country is rich in citizens and its resources” External link

arabnews Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “opening the airport on July 1 will allow us to restore part of the economic cycle, but what is happening today will increase suffering, and I call on the Lebanese to refrain from distorting the protests in order to cross the ordeal and protect Lebanon” External link

arabnews Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Some have tried to exploit the situation again...They have thrown lies and rumours, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets," External link

wsau Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “some want to … prepare a new trick to dispose of people’s monies which they deposited and protected in the banks, and which have been transferred, by decision, to the State treasury which was wide open to robbers” External link

alarabiya-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "We have faced all slander campaigns that led to ridiculous results. This government has achieved a lot but some do not want to acknowledge that. Their attempts to overthrow the government have failed," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The country cannot stand further turbulence, and strict measures are required to stop any person or entity that resorts to this method” External link

arabnews Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “Harsh measures are required against any individual or side that resort to this approach and practical measures should be taken in order to grant bigger immunity to the government and the state,” External link

naharnet-en Friday, June 12, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “The United States and the European Union should establish a dedicated emergency fund to help the Middle East avoid a severe food crisis; otherwise, starvation may spark a new migration flow to Europe and further destabilize the region,” External link

ahram-EN Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “We have given clear, decisive instructions to security agencies to be tougher in curbing the chaos in pricing,” External link

arabnews Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “The strife scheme is ongoing and I assure that the Israeli enemy wants to stir strife in Lebanon to cover up for its plan to annex the West Bank. That’s why I call for the highest levels of vigilance and caution to confront and foil this Israeli scheme,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “We overcame religious and sectarian strife schemes and I had warned of a scheme to spill blood and exploit it in politics,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "We have given clear, decisive instructions to security agencies to be tougher in curbing the chaos in pricing," External link

trust Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The protection of civil peace is the national responsibility of all political forces, not only the government, that’s why no one can evade this responsibility regardless of their position,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 8, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab warned : “People's demands and concerns might be transformed again and turned into a tool to block roads anew, sever the country's arteries, shut down institutions and impede people's businesses, which would consequently result in the laying off of employees and workers,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “In the year 2020, the total violations reached 374 on land, 386 at sea over the last five months alone, and 250 in the air over the last four months,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “Over the past 14 years, since the implementation of Resolution 1701, the United Nations forces have registered tens of thousands of Israeli attacks on Lebanon,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “The presence of these forces, under the mandate and role entrusted to them, is a necessity to prevent tensions and foil any danger on the border resulting from the escalating Israeli violations of Resolution 1701,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab told : "Media is rapidly changing throughout the world; and we, in Lebanon, must keep abreast of such changes through a new law that regulates the work of the media," External link

nna-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The army is our hope of rooted national belonging, guarding civil peace, protecting security and imposing the State's authority,” External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 29, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Lebanon is in dire need for the presence of the UNIFIL in south Lebanon amid continuous violations by Israel for Lebanon's sovereignty," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The need for the UNIFIL forces in South Lebanon is still necessary and urgent in light of Israel’s continued violations of the Lebanese sovereignty,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I have been given a promise from the governor of the central bank that the central bank will intervene in the market as of today to protect the Lebanese pound and to curb the high dollar exchange rate” External link

naharnet-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “If we do not take responsibility, then there is no doubt that the coronavirus will be disastrous. Overcrowding and social mixing cause a rapid spread of infection” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab suggested : “we may go for herd immunity, but in a calm manner, and we may close the country completely when the number of beds in hospitals becomes insufficient, but the immunity tests that have been carried out do not indicate an outbreak or spread of the pandemic yet and we will not witness a second wave if we are careful and responsible” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “If we do not take responsibility, then there is no doubt that the coronavirus will be disastrous. Overcrowding and social mixing cause a rapid spread of infection” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab suggested : “we may go for herd immunity, but in a calm manner, and we may close the country completely when the number of beds in hospitals becomes insufficient, but the immunity tests that have been carried out do not indicate an outbreak or spread of the pandemic yet and we will not witness a second wave if we are careful and responsible” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “If we do not take responsibility, then there is no doubt that the coronavirus will be disastrous. Overcrowding and social mixing cause a rapid spread of infection” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab suggested : “we may go for herd immunity, but in a calm manner, and we may close the country completely when the number of beds in hospitals becomes insufficient, but the immunity tests that have been carried out do not indicate an outbreak or spread of the pandemic yet and we will not witness a second wave if we are careful and responsible” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab annoncé : "Le gouverneur de la banque centrale m'a promis que la Banque du Liban (BDL) interviendrait sur le marché dès aujourd'hui pour protéger la livre libanaise et freiner la hausse du taux de change" External link

letemps-tn Friday, May 22, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first 'hunger protests'. Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 22, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The central bank governor has made a vow to intervene in the exchange market starting today to protect the Lebanese pound and stem the rise in the price of the dollar,” External link

gulf-times Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "The import of basic food commodities will be subsidized according to fixed schedules," "There will be a daily follow-up to reduce food prices and Lebanese people will soon be witnessing a decrease in relevant commodity prices" External link

PressTVEnglish Friday, May 22, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "I received a promise from the governor ... that the (central) bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate," External link

aawsat Friday, May 22, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I have been given a promise from the governor of the central bank that the central bank will intervene in the market as of today to protect the Lebanese pound and to curb the high dollar exchange rate,” External link

channelstv Friday, May 22, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The import of basic food commodities will be subsidised according to fixed schedules,” “There will be a daily follow-up to reduce food prices and Lebanese people will soon be witnessing a decrease in relevant commodity prices” External link

channelstv Friday, May 22, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," "A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first 'hunger protests.' Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread" External link

ATAP-en Friday, May 22, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests’. Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," External link

middleeasteye Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "I received a promise from the governor... that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate," External link

middleeasteye Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests.’ Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread” External link

arabnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests.’ Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread” External link

arabnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "I have been given a promise from the governor of the central bank that the central bank will intervene in the market as of today to protect the Lebanese pound and to curb the high dollar exchange rate," External link

afp-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab annoncé : "Le gouverneur de la banque centrale m'a promis que la Banque du Liban (BDL) interviendrait sur le marché dès aujourd'hui pour protéger la livre libanaise et freiner la hausse du taux de change" External link

lorientlejour Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The [central] bank will intervene in the market, starting today, to protect the Lebanese pound and curb the increase of the exchange rate with the dollar,” “I am aware of the suffering of the Lebanese people caused by the high price of the exchange rate of the dollar to the Lebanese pound and the repercussions of this rise on food prices and consumer goods” External link

thenational Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I received a promise from the governor … that the (central) bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate,” External link

egyptindependent Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab annoncé : "Le gouverneur de la banque centrale m'a promis que la Banque du Liban (BDL) interviendrait sur le marché dès aujourd'hui pour protéger la livre libanaise et freiner la hausse du taux de change" External link

msn-fr Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests.’ Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread” External link

middleeastmonitor Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab annoncé : "Le gouverneur de la banque centrale m'a promis que la Banque du Liban (BDL) interviendrait sur le marché dès aujourd'hui pour protéger la livre libanaise et freiner la hausse du taux de change" External link

LePoint Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I received a promise from the governor ... that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate,” External link

nrttv Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” External link

nrttv Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab annoncé : «Le gouverneur de la banque centrale m'a promis que la Banque du Liban (BDL) interviendrait sur le marché dès aujourd'hui pour protéger la livre libanaise et freiner la hausse du taux de change» External link

la-croix Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said ( about Riad Salameh ) : “promise from Central bank governor Riad Salameh to interfere and curb the depreciation of the Lebanese currency, and support the import of some food products. The Lebanese will soon see a decline in prices,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “We discovered that the state treasury was empty and we did not hesitate to announce our inability to pay Lebanon's debts in Eurobonds,” “The evaluation of the government's performance is up to the people and also to the world, who surprisingly watched what we accomplished” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “We are on the right track today with the implementation of CEDRE decisions in parallel with our negotiations with the IMF. These will set a solid ground to reconfigure the financial and economic structure of Lebanon,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The central bank governor has made a vow to intervene in the exchange market starting today to protect the Lebanese pound and stem the rise in the price of the dollar,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I received a promise from the governor … that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "I received a promise from the governor ... that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate," External link

trust Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," External link

trust Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I received a promise from the governor ... that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests.’ Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "I received a promise from the governor ... that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate," External link

wsau Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," External link

wsau Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," "A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first 'hunger protests'. Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests.’ Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread” External link

arabnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," "A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first 'hunger protests.' Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread" External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab disse : “Vamos pedir um programa do Fundo Monetário Internacional” External link

observador Friday, May 1, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab disse : “As nossas reservas de moeda estrangeira caíram para níveis preocupantes e isso obriga o governo libanês a suspender o pagamento dos Eurobond que atingem maturidade dia 9 de março, porque precisamos desse dinheiro para o país” External link

expresso Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab disse : “a decisão de suspender o pagamento é o único caminho para parar os atritos e proteger o interesse nacional, lançando ao mesmo tempo um programa abrangente de reformas” External link

diarioeconomico Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT



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Hassan Diab déclaré : "Ces parties jouent le jeu de l'augmentation du prix du dollar américain et de la spéculation sur la livre libanaise" External link

french-news Friday, July 3, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “We have been silent a lot about diplomatic practices entailing major violations of international norms and diplomacy, for the sake of preserving brotherly relations,” External link

alarabiya-en Friday, July 3, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab déclaré : "Ces parties jouent le jeu de l'augmentation du prix du dollar américain et de la spéculation sur la livre libanaise" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "These parties play the game of raising the price of the U.S. dollar and speculating on the Lebanese pound," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “For the sake of friendships and (good) relations, we maintained silence on a lot of diplomatic practices largely breaching international norms, but this behavior surpassed fraternal and diplomatic relations,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “We’re fully aware that the primary responsibility for recovery rests on the Lebanese themselves,” “Nevertheless, preserving international peace and security against the backdrop of ongoing turmoil in the region…is a shared global responsibility” External link

alarabiya-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “We’re committed to the financial plan and to the losses figures included in it and this has become behind us. We are now discussing how to distribute the losses in communication with the central bank governor, the banking sector and the finance minister,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “We'll preserve it through all legitimate means and we won't give up any grain of sand or drop of water,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:24:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab told : “The country is not doing well,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, June 26, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “Lebanese today only care about one thing: How much is the exchange rate?” External link

gulf-times Friday, June 26, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab ajouté : "Dans un premier temps, nous avons finalisé tous les préparatifs avec son Excellence le ministre d'Etat au Développement administratif pour commencer à mettre en uvre le plan. Nous avons convenu avec les Nations Unies de soutenir la mise en uvre de la stratégie, qui comprend 7 axes : finaliser et activer les législations; réformer les systèmes d'emploi et les marchés publics; renforcer l'indépendance et le travail du pouvoir judiciaire et des organes de contrôle; activer la participation communautaire; et accroître la résilience de chaque département d'État contre les risques de corruption à l'avenir" External link

nna-fr Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “lacks the ability to address the exchange rate situation, it should be frank with us,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The meeting comes within the framework of coordination regarding Lebanon’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund according to the financial recovery plan approved by the Cabinet” External link

naharnet-en Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The meeting with the educational community has a special significance. It is a meeting with my personal family, with my academic background. Lebanon has always been renowned for its educational sector, both public and private, and for this reason, Lebanon has been labeled the school of the East and the Arabs’ university. The complementarity and interdependence between the public and private sector has always been a key element in the development of the educational system in Lebanon, enabling it to keep pace with the latest global developments introduced to the world of education in terms of advancement and modernization. However, more than two years ago, private schools’ community, i.e. school administrations, professors and parents together, faced great economic challenges, particularly since the adoption of the salaries’ scale. Then, the current economic crisis was coupled with the coronavirus pandemic, exacerbating the crisis facing these schools, turning the challenges facing the educational community into existential ones. Today, we need to stimulate the educational sector, and this cannot happen without joint efforts and solidarity between the educational community you represent and the government, so as to save this vital sector. We succeed as a team or we fail as a team. We believe in this sector, in both public and private educational institutions, and in their role in building our country. We are working with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to put forward a draft law that supports public schools, and private schools for the first time, to help overcome the acute crisis facing the entire educational setting in Lebanon, not just public and private schools” External link

nna-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab saying : “What is happening in the country is not normal… thugs are roaming the streets and destroying the country and its institutions while the state is watching” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “Today the whole world is asking Lebanon to combat corruption as a precondition for helping us. In the current situation, we are accused that we have not achieved anything, but this issue has become on the table and it has become the government’s top priority,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 15, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “What is happening in the country is not normal,” External link

680news Monday, June 15, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “What is happening carries many dangerous messages,” “Thugs are roaming the streets and destroying the country and its institutions while the state is watching” External link

680news Monday, June 15, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I wanted to meet with you today to emphasize basic postulates. The first postulate is that the State’s concept remains incomplete without oversight of its actions. Constitutionally, the Executive power is subject to people’s oversight through the Parliament; people holds the Cabinet accountable, grants it confidence or withholds it. The Administration has more than one regulatory body, as per the relevant mandate. You are the authority tasked with monitoring state administration, whether at the level of general performance, or at the level of employee performance. In this sense, the level of performance of the Lebanese state administration becomes essentially linked to your role, its scope, effectiveness, and impact, and is not affected by interventions that could hinder your role as oversight bodies. I know you are grappling with many files and that there have been files stuck for many years. This is an abuse of your role and your independent personality as institutions set up to monitor and hold employees accountable. Bribery, corruption, lack of productivity and chaos are all issues of concern to you. What is happening is that security services are chasing files in the administration. Can the media move a corruption file inthe administration, even though the file is supposed to move normally through the oversight bodies before the media? Why is this overlap happening? Is it because of the failure of the oversight bodies? Or is it because of the ineffectiveness of such bodies? Or is there political interference that hinders its role? This issue is essential today for the government. The state administration may not remain in this state. There is a lot of talk about deals, brokerages, wastage, contempt and misuse of state administration. Who is supposed to address these accusations? Who is supposed to follow up, confirm, adjudicate, or even deny such accusations? Corruption has caused the country to collapse. Moral collapse, impropriety and lack of accountability, all of which allowed financial corruption to become deeply-rooted and become an integral part of the Lebanese state formation. The corruption system has become stronger than the state itself. Mafia that stole the country, crept into the administration and gained control over it, bribery, deals and brokerages, and perhaps these mafias have taken direct control over some departments. Today, we are facing a reality of rampant corruption in the country. In the Lebanese administration, in municipalities, in public institutions and common interests, in state facilities, in various sectors... This is a very painful reality. As a result, we have got here, and the country has fallen, as a result of the state of corruption within the state. Today, the whole world requires Lebanon to fight corruption in order to help us. In the current situation, we are accused of not actually achieving anything. But this issue has been put on the table; it has become the government’s priority. So, today I announce the start of the war on corruption. This is a long battle, and it will be difficult; we will be subject toaccusations, treachery, insults and political campaigns. That is fine We got used to it from the first day I was assigned to form the government. The corrupt will try to protect themselves under a political, sectarian, confessional, regional and family attire. All this will not stop us from pursuing this battle. We will fight till the end. Lebanese people are with us in this battle. We draw our strength from rights, defend the state and its interests, protect people, build their future and restore the Lebanese people’s confidence in their state. Every person who loves his country has a role to play in this battle, and we must fight it together with determination, resolve and courage. There is no room for hesitation or fear. We highly rely on your role as watchdogs. You have many files to address; today you are required to put them on the table, switch off your phones and only listen tothe voice of your conscience and the voice of people who can no longer tolerate the state of corruption that has become the norm in the country, not the exception. We need to streamline the administration, clean it, and provide citizens with the best possible conditions. The Administration’s purpose is to serve citizens, not the other way around. Employee salaries are paid through fees and taxes collected from citizens. Boldly and with pride, I can say: The government works for the Lebanese, not the other way around. This criterion should be clear to everyone. Against this backdrop, administration officials in every state department must serve citizens with a broad smile, enthusiasm, responsibility, and without favour. I assure you that nothing will stop us from fighting this battle. We will follow up dailyon this dossier, and will ask about all files. Today you are required to move your files as quickly as possible. I am sure that you will have a lot of work, you will get tired a lot, and you will come under great pressure, but this is a national responsibility we all bear, and you must be a spearhead in this fight” External link

nna-en Monday, June 15, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “What is happening in the country is not normal,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, June 15, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “What is happening carries many dangerous messages,” “Thugs are roaming the streets and destroying the country and its institutions while the state is watching” External link

TorontoStar Monday, June 15, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Vandalized institutions, shops and public and private properties, in Beirut, and yesterday in Tripoli, were a disaster. A malevolent, a criminal has executed a crazy decision to destroy people's properties. He has executed his crime publicly, not ashamed of what he has done. What happened, whether in Beirut or in Tripoli, is an insult to the country, an insult to official institutions, an insult to citizens, and an insult to the state. What happened should not simply pass on the nod. Everyone involved in the process of destruction, whatever his role, must be arrested and held accountable today, so that he understands that the country is not loose. The scene is very hurtful. Harmful to the eyes, to the heart and to national belonging. I insist on pursuing this matter through to the end, and on putting an end to all systematic destruction that is taking place. The judiciary is responsible; security services are responsible. The whole country is responsible for protecting people. I will ask each day about the course of investigations, and how many people have been arrested. I know that this does not restore people's losses, but this is where the compensation begins, i.e. the moral before the material compensation. We must help together reduce the scale of the disaster that occurred. " External link

nna-en Monday, June 15, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I believe that there is no country, no justice, no reform, no order, if there is no just, free, fair, and independent judiciary. For me, the judiciary is the basic pillar of the rule of law, and in the absence of law, the law of the jungle prevails, which means chaos and instability, and each one takes the law into his own hands. There is no State without judiciary. You are well aware of my respect for the independence of the judiciary, and I am convinced that the judiciary does not need a political decision in order to take action to prosecute crime, whatever the type of offence. The judiciary does not need a request, an instruction, a directive, nor a wish. The judiciary is full of highly qualified judges. I salute the spirit that you have; I first salute the President of the Higher Judicial Council Judge Suhail Abboud, and I praise your cooperationover the coronavirus epidemic, especially with regard to speeding up trials and adopting remote interrogation. Last week’s incidents were not normal. There were several crimes, but strangely enough, thecriminal is still unknown. Attacks on public and private properties. Destruction. Attacks on the army and security forces. Violation of the State’s prestige in all what it represents and its institutions. Road closures. Who is the perpetrator? Who is the instigator? Who is the executor? Who is the funder? Who is the benefiter? People still do not know. Does this mean that the State exists? People ask about the State’s absence, stating that it does not protect them, nor does it protect their properties. People ask how the State prepares a police seizure report for a vehicle that violates the alternate circulation decision, a police seizure report for a citizen who does not wear a mask, and easily puts in jail persons who have committed misdemeanors and violations much less severe than the crimes we have seen over the past couple of days. Today I urge you to play your full role, without the acquiescence of anyone or any authority. Lebanese people should not feel that the State is not protecting them, and lose their confidence in the judiciary. If people lose faith in the judiciary, then the country would come to an end. The judiciary should not act only over the past days’ events. The Cassation Public Prosecutionand all public prosecutions must prosecute all offences, all suspicions of corruption and all files. There must be a person responsible for what is happening. We want to put corruption files on the table. There should be no doubts about everything. Conversely, there is no fair and transparent investigation that holds the perpetrators responsible for their acts, prevents corruption or grants acquittal. The judiciary is required to be the spearhead in the fight against corruption, waste and suspicious deals. We highly rely on you, and I hope that you will not allow frustration to grow among people, or lose people's confidence in you. I trust you” External link

nna-en Monday, June 15, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab concluded : “Those who incite, those who fund and those who manage these groups, from inside and outside, must be arrested. If we do not do this, the state itself will lose its prestige and things will get out of hand, then the country will head towards the unknown. Let us act quickly!” External link

nna-en Monday, June 15, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab urged : “These are not protests against hunger and the economic situation. This is an organized sabotage campaign and there should be a decisive and firm decision to confront this growing phenomenon. Those instigating, funding and running it must be detained,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 15, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "The current campaign caused a major crisis that pushed people onto the streets in order to prevent the cabinet from implementing its decisions to expose corruption," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, June 15, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : "Thugs have no other motive than vandalism, and they should be thrown in jail, period" External link

nna-en Monday, June 15, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The presence of a crime without criminals is unacceptable… and I’m personally convinced and I have certain information that what happened was deliberate,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 15, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Some have tried to exploit the situation again...They have thrown lies and rumours, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets," External link

news-yahoo Monday, June 15, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "a programmed campaign organized by parties known by name and method of thinking that are not deterred from using any method to shatter the image of others," External link

globalsecurity Monday, June 15, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "The state and the people are being subjected to blackmail," External link

globalsecurity Monday, June 15, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “Some have tried to exploit the situation again…They have thrown lies and rumours, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets,” External link

middleeastmonitor Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:01:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Some have tried to exploit the situation again," "They have thrown lies and rumors, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets" External link

timesofoman Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “Some have tried to exploit the situation again…They have thrown lies and rumors, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets,” External link

egyptindependent Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “the coup attempt fell and all secret and public meetings and orders of internal and joint operations to stop discovering of corruption failed too” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “the state is not bankrupt, there is financial stumbling, but the country is rich in citizens and its resources” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “opening the airport on July 1 will allow us to restore part of the economic cycle, but what is happening today will increase suffering, and I call on the Lebanese to refrain from distorting the protests in order to cross the ordeal and protect Lebanon” External link

albawaba-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Some have tried to exploit the situation again," "They have thrown lies and rumors, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets" External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “the coup attempt fell and all secret and public meetings and orders of internal and joint operations to stop discovering of corruption failed too” External link

arabnews Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “the state is not bankrupt, there is financial stumbling, but the country is rich in citizens and its resources” External link

arabnews Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “opening the airport on July 1 will allow us to restore part of the economic cycle, but what is happening today will increase suffering, and I call on the Lebanese to refrain from distorting the protests in order to cross the ordeal and protect Lebanon” External link

arabnews Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Some have tried to exploit the situation again...They have thrown lies and rumours, have contributed to deepening the Lebanese pound crisis, have caused a major crisis and have pushed people onto the streets," External link

wsau Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “some want to … prepare a new trick to dispose of people’s monies which they deposited and protected in the banks, and which have been transferred, by decision, to the State treasury which was wide open to robbers” External link

alarabiya-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "We have faced all slander campaigns that led to ridiculous results. This government has achieved a lot but some do not want to acknowledge that. Their attempts to overthrow the government have failed," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The country cannot stand further turbulence, and strict measures are required to stop any person or entity that resorts to this method” External link

arabnews Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “Harsh measures are required against any individual or side that resort to this approach and practical measures should be taken in order to grant bigger immunity to the government and the state,” External link

naharnet-en Friday, June 12, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “The United States and the European Union should establish a dedicated emergency fund to help the Middle East avoid a severe food crisis; otherwise, starvation may spark a new migration flow to Europe and further destabilize the region,” External link

ahram-EN Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “We have given clear, decisive instructions to security agencies to be tougher in curbing the chaos in pricing,” External link

arabnews Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “The strife scheme is ongoing and I assure that the Israeli enemy wants to stir strife in Lebanon to cover up for its plan to annex the West Bank. That’s why I call for the highest levels of vigilance and caution to confront and foil this Israeli scheme,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “We overcame religious and sectarian strife schemes and I had warned of a scheme to spill blood and exploit it in politics,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "We have given clear, decisive instructions to security agencies to be tougher in curbing the chaos in pricing," External link

trust Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The protection of civil peace is the national responsibility of all political forces, not only the government, that’s why no one can evade this responsibility regardless of their position,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 8, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab warned : “People's demands and concerns might be transformed again and turned into a tool to block roads anew, sever the country's arteries, shut down institutions and impede people's businesses, which would consequently result in the laying off of employees and workers,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “In the year 2020, the total violations reached 374 on land, 386 at sea over the last five months alone, and 250 in the air over the last four months,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “Over the past 14 years, since the implementation of Resolution 1701, the United Nations forces have registered tens of thousands of Israeli attacks on Lebanon,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “The presence of these forces, under the mandate and role entrusted to them, is a necessity to prevent tensions and foil any danger on the border resulting from the escalating Israeli violations of Resolution 1701,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab told : "Media is rapidly changing throughout the world; and we, in Lebanon, must keep abreast of such changes through a new law that regulates the work of the media," External link

nna-en Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The army is our hope of rooted national belonging, guarding civil peace, protecting security and imposing the State's authority,” External link

naharnet-en Friday, May 29, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "Lebanon is in dire need for the presence of the UNIFIL in south Lebanon amid continuous violations by Israel for Lebanon's sovereignty," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The need for the UNIFIL forces in South Lebanon is still necessary and urgent in light of Israel’s continued violations of the Lebanese sovereignty,” External link

naharnet-en Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I have been given a promise from the governor of the central bank that the central bank will intervene in the market as of today to protect the Lebanese pound and to curb the high dollar exchange rate” External link

naharnet-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “If we do not take responsibility, then there is no doubt that the coronavirus will be disastrous. Overcrowding and social mixing cause a rapid spread of infection” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab suggested : “we may go for herd immunity, but in a calm manner, and we may close the country completely when the number of beds in hospitals becomes insufficient, but the immunity tests that have been carried out do not indicate an outbreak or spread of the pandemic yet and we will not witness a second wave if we are careful and responsible” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “If we do not take responsibility, then there is no doubt that the coronavirus will be disastrous. Overcrowding and social mixing cause a rapid spread of infection” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab suggested : “we may go for herd immunity, but in a calm manner, and we may close the country completely when the number of beds in hospitals becomes insufficient, but the immunity tests that have been carried out do not indicate an outbreak or spread of the pandemic yet and we will not witness a second wave if we are careful and responsible” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “If we do not take responsibility, then there is no doubt that the coronavirus will be disastrous. Overcrowding and social mixing cause a rapid spread of infection” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab suggested : “we may go for herd immunity, but in a calm manner, and we may close the country completely when the number of beds in hospitals becomes insufficient, but the immunity tests that have been carried out do not indicate an outbreak or spread of the pandemic yet and we will not witness a second wave if we are careful and responsible” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab annoncé : "Le gouverneur de la banque centrale m'a promis que la Banque du Liban (BDL) interviendrait sur le marché dès aujourd'hui pour protéger la livre libanaise et freiner la hausse du taux de change" External link

letemps-tn Friday, May 22, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first 'hunger protests'. Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread," External link

news-yahoo Friday, May 22, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The central bank governor has made a vow to intervene in the exchange market starting today to protect the Lebanese pound and stem the rise in the price of the dollar,” External link

gulf-times Friday, May 22, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "The import of basic food commodities will be subsidized according to fixed schedules," "There will be a daily follow-up to reduce food prices and Lebanese people will soon be witnessing a decrease in relevant commodity prices" External link

PressTVEnglish Friday, May 22, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "I received a promise from the governor ... that the (central) bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate," External link

aawsat Friday, May 22, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I have been given a promise from the governor of the central bank that the central bank will intervene in the market as of today to protect the Lebanese pound and to curb the high dollar exchange rate,” External link

channelstv Friday, May 22, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The import of basic food commodities will be subsidised according to fixed schedules,” “There will be a daily follow-up to reduce food prices and Lebanese people will soon be witnessing a decrease in relevant commodity prices” External link

channelstv Friday, May 22, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," "A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first 'hunger protests.' Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread" External link

ATAP-en Friday, May 22, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests’. Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," External link

middleeasteye Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "I received a promise from the governor... that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate," External link

middleeasteye Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests.’ Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread” External link

arabnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests.’ Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread” External link

arabnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "I have been given a promise from the governor of the central bank that the central bank will intervene in the market as of today to protect the Lebanese pound and to curb the high dollar exchange rate," External link

afp-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab annoncé : "Le gouverneur de la banque centrale m'a promis que la Banque du Liban (BDL) interviendrait sur le marché dès aujourd'hui pour protéger la livre libanaise et freiner la hausse du taux de change" External link

lorientlejour Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The [central] bank will intervene in the market, starting today, to protect the Lebanese pound and curb the increase of the exchange rate with the dollar,” “I am aware of the suffering of the Lebanese people caused by the high price of the exchange rate of the dollar to the Lebanese pound and the repercussions of this rise on food prices and consumer goods” External link

thenational Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I received a promise from the governor … that the (central) bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate,” External link

egyptindependent Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab annoncé : "Le gouverneur de la banque centrale m'a promis que la Banque du Liban (BDL) interviendrait sur le marché dès aujourd'hui pour protéger la livre libanaise et freiner la hausse du taux de change" External link

msn-fr Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests.’ Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread” External link

middleeastmonitor Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab annoncé : "Le gouverneur de la banque centrale m'a promis que la Banque du Liban (BDL) interviendrait sur le marché dès aujourd'hui pour protéger la livre libanaise et freiner la hausse du taux de change" External link

LePoint Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I received a promise from the governor ... that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate,” External link

nrttv Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” External link

nrttv Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab annoncé : «Le gouverneur de la banque centrale m'a promis que la Banque du Liban (BDL) interviendrait sur le marché dès aujourd'hui pour protéger la livre libanaise et freiner la hausse du taux de change» External link

la-croix Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said ( about Riad Salameh ) : “promise from Central bank governor Riad Salameh to interfere and curb the depreciation of the Lebanese currency, and support the import of some food products. The Lebanese will soon see a decline in prices,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab added : “We discovered that the state treasury was empty and we did not hesitate to announce our inability to pay Lebanon's debts in Eurobonds,” “The evaluation of the government's performance is up to the people and also to the world, who surprisingly watched what we accomplished” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “We are on the right track today with the implementation of CEDRE decisions in parallel with our negotiations with the IMF. These will set a solid ground to reconfigure the financial and economic structure of Lebanon,” External link

naharnet-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “The central bank governor has made a vow to intervene in the exchange market starting today to protect the Lebanese pound and stem the rise in the price of the dollar,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I received a promise from the governor … that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "I received a promise from the governor ... that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate," External link

trust Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," External link

trust Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : “I received a promise from the governor ... that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate,” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests.’ Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread” External link

alarabiya-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab said : "I received a promise from the governor ... that the bank will intervene in the market, starting from today, to protect the Lebanese pound and to rein in the rise of the dollar exchange rate," External link

wsau Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," External link

wsau Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," "A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first 'hunger protests'. Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : “Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis,” “A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first ‘hunger protests.’ Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread” External link

arabnews Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab wrote : "Once the breadbasket of the Eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon is facing a dramatic challenge that seemed unimaginable a decade ago: the risk of a major food crisis," "A few weeks ago, Lebanon witnessed its first 'hunger protests.' Many Lebanese have already stopped buying meat, fruits and vegetables, and may soon find it difficult to afford even bread" External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab disse : “Vamos pedir um programa do Fundo Monetário Internacional” External link

observador Friday, May 1, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab disse : “As nossas reservas de moeda estrangeira caíram para níveis preocupantes e isso obriga o governo libanês a suspender o pagamento dos Eurobond que atingem maturidade dia 9 de março, porque precisamos desse dinheiro para o país” External link

expresso Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Hassan Diab disse : “a decisão de suspender o pagamento é o único caminho para parar os atritos e proteger o interesse nacional, lançando ao mesmo tempo um programa abrangente de reformas” External link

diarioeconomico Saturday, March 7, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT



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suspect26.95%FR07/29/201729/07/2017
vp1.42%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
vice president1.42%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
president1.42%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
ottawa university instructor1.42%EN11/14/201614/11/2016
minister of education1.42%EN10/24/201624/10/2016
former minister of education1.42%EN10/24/201624/10/2016
citizen0.71%EN06/03/201603/06/2016
terroriste6.38%FR03/04/201504/03/2015
education minister18.44%EN01/09/201409/01/2014
ministre de l' education et de l' enseignement supérieur2.13%FR12/15/201315/12/2013
principal suspect29.79%FR11/04/201304/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Hassan DiabFR54.69%
Hassan DiabEN42.86%
Hasan DiabEN2.45%


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