Iran to dispatch two aid shipments to Lebanon
TEHRAN, Iran, Aug. 6
In a statement on Aug. 6, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed sympathy with the Lebanese people in connection with the explosion in Beirut and announced that two shipments of humanitarian aid will be sent to Lebanon.
The Seyed Abbas Mousavi also underlined Tehran’s solidarity with the nation and government of Lebanon during these difficult times, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency.
"From the first moments of this incident, we tried to find out what type of aid Lebanese people may need,” he said adding that Foreign Minister Javad Zarif talked with his Lebanese counterpart, and other Iranian ministers and officials tried to speak over the phone with their counterparts.
Referring to the president's order to help the Lebanese people, he said: "One or two shipments of our country's medical aid, along with some other items, will be sent to Lebanon.”
“In the future, some infrastructure aid will be provided to the Lebanese people,” the spokesman said adding that the details will be announced later.
A massive explosion near the center of Beirut on Aug. 4 killed at least 100 people, while thousands were injured. More than 300,000 people have been displaced from their homes. There were shockwaves across the Lebanese capital, shattering glass in people’s homes and causing apartment balconies to collapse
Authorities declared Beirut a "disaster city" and imposed a two-week state of emergency.