Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Wednesday made a surprise inspection visit to a major Lebanese supermarket.
He was accompanied by Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi and Economy Minister Raoul Nehme.
“I made this tour to take an idea about prices and give the signal that the food of the Lebanese is a red line,” Diab said.
“It is prohibited for merchants to harm the food security,” the PM warned.
“A 70% hike in prices is rejected,” he stressed.