Tehran (IP) - Iranian foreign minister announced the sending of a field hospital and medicine to help Lebanon in the disaster of Tuesday's explosion in Beirut, emphasizing that Iran stands by Lebanon.

Iran Press/Iran News: "In contact with Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe, I reiterated Iran's firm solidarity with Lebanon," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter.

"Iran is sending a field hospital and medicine to help Lebanon in the disaster," he said. "Iran stands by Lebanon."

Zarif expressed his condolences to the Lebanese people and government in a telephone conversation with the Lebanese foreign minister this morning.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe (R)

Zarif stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran stands by the Lebanese people and government at all levels, and announced Iran's readiness to provide assistance in the form of urgent and infrastructural needs.

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.

Following the tragic incident, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, in a message to Lebanese President Michel Aoun, stated that Iran is ready to send medical aid to Lebanon.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe (R)
Zarif: Iran to send field hospital, medicine to Lebanon