Outgoing Prime Minister Hassan Diab issued a statement denouncing the accusations that he refused to waive the immunity of the Director General of State Security, Major General Tony Saliba, in the case of the explosion of the port of Beirut. He arrived at the head of the institution in 2017. As a reminder, the examining magistrate Tarek Bitar in charge of the investigation would like to hear a certain number of political leaders including the former finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil, public works Ghazi Zoaiter, all 2 members of the Amal movement and close to the President of the Chamber Nabih Berri, from the interior, Nouhad Machnouk, member of the stream of the future. Security officials are also called to testify, such as General Abbas Ibrahim, current Director of General Security, or Major General Tony Saliba for State Security. According to Hassan Diab, the General Directorate of the Presidency of the Republic had requested the opinion of the Legislation and Consultation Authority of the Ministry of Justice. This body replied that the Supreme Defense Council is empowered to respond to the request of Judge Tarek Bitar who would have been informed.