Jumblatt links Blom bank explosion to Hezbollah

People inspect the damage at the headquarters of the Lebanese Blom Bank where an explosion occurred outside the bank on Sunday, in Beirut

Publish Date 13 Jun 2016

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt suggested that there is a link between the explosion that rocked central Beirut last night that targeted the headquarters of Blom Bank, one to the largest Lebanese banks and a growing row between Hezbollah and the central bank governor over the implementation of U.S. financial sanctions against the party.
“The objective of the bombing in Beirut is to deal a blow to the economy and the banking system and I had called for a calm dialogue about the U.S. sanctions,” Jumblatt said shortly after the explosion.