Lebanon's judicial council will meet with Beirut blast probe judge on Tuesday - LBCI TV on Twitter

FILE PHOTO: A view shows the grain silo that was damaged during last year's Beirut port blast, in Beirut, Lebanon July 13, 2021. Picture taken July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

CAIRO (Reuters) - Lebanon's higher judicial council will meet with Beirut blast probe judge Tarek Bitar on Tuesday to listen to his opinion on the course of the investigation, LBCI TV said in a tweet on Saturday.

The investigation into the Aug. 4, 2020 explosion, one of the biggest non-nuclear blasts in history, has made little headway amid a smear campaign against Bitar and pushback from powerful Lebanese factions, with Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah saying Bitar was biased and politicized.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah Writing by Enas Alashray; Editing by Mark Potter)

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