"The people have the right to know the causes of the increase in the price of the dollar and who is behind the devaluation our national currency," Diab stressed.
Currently, the dollar is quoted at 4,000 Lebanese pounds in the parallel market, while the official exchange rate is 1,500 per unit.
"We will not interfere with any investigations, the Lebanese must know what is causing their salaries to fall short," Diab said.
Protesters back to the streets across Lebanon. The national currency has depreciated by more than 60% and the govt has failed to make any decisions to help the situation. COVID-19 is no longer as big of a deterrent. pic.twitter.com/VyeOpYY9EG
The United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Arab League, China, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, the U.K, and the U.S. are part of the International Support Group for Lebanon (ISGL), which has recently announced its support for the country to end its economic, monetary, and financial crisis.
The Lebanese government has estimated that some US$10 billion is needed to reverse the economic crisis, which has been fueled by a US$92-billion external debt.
According to the people's wide-spread perception, however, politicians are to blame for the country's worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.