Iran voices solidarity with Lebanon after deadly blasts in Beirut

Xinhua News Agency | Aug 4, 2020 at 10:09 PM

TEHRAN, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday voiced "solidarity" with Lebanon after deadly explosions rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi expressed sympathy with the Lebanese government and nation over the incident, while announcing his country's readiness for providing help to the Arab country.

Iran is following the news on the incident with "deep grief" and "expresses solidarity with the Lebanese nation and government at this difficult time," said Mousavi in a statement.

Earlier Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that Iran is ready to provide help to Lebanon following the deadly blasts, which have left at least 50 dead and about 2,500 others injured, as well as massive damages.

Zarif said that "as always, Iran is fully prepared to render assistance in any way necessary."

The causes of the blasts in Beirut remained unknown, but Lebanese Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi said that the explosive chemicals stored at Port of Beirut may have caused the explosions.

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab declared Wednesday a national mourning day for the victims of the explosions. He also called on countries to help Lebanon overcome the repercussions of the disastrous explosions.