Tehran (IP) - Following the tragic explosion in Beirut, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that Iran is ready to send medical aid to Lebanon.

Iran Press/Iran news: In a message to Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed his condolences over the tragic explosion in Beirut and the death and injury of a group of Lebanese citizens.

He noted, “On behalf of the nation and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, I express my condolences to you and to people of Lebanon.”

“The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in line with humanitarian actions, declares its readiness to send medical and pharmaceutical aid and to treat the injured ones and provide other necessary medical assistance. We hope that the cause of this incident will be found as soon as possible and peace will return to this city,” President Rouhani added.

A massive explosion in the port of Beirut killed at least 70 people and injured nearly 4000 others.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab Tuesday called on "friendly countries" to support the country already reeling from its worst economic crisis in decades as well as the coronavirus pandemic.

"I am sending an urgent appeal to all countries that are friends and brothers and love Lebanon, to stand by its side and help us treat these deep wounds," he said in a televised address.


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