U.S. diplomat: FBI to join Beirut blast investigation

U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale said this was at the invitation of Lebanese authorities

  

BEIRUT- A senior U.S. diplomat said on Thursday that the FBI will join Lebanese and international investigators in a probe into last week's massive Beirut explosion that killed at least 172 people.

U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale said this was at the invitation of Lebanese authorities.

(Reporting by Ellen Francis and Issam Abdallah Editing by Samia Nakhoul) ((Ellen.Francis@thomsonreuters.com;))

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