World Pays Tribute to Lebanon, Offer Help after Beirut Devastating Blasts

World countries offered condolences to Lebanon as they voiced readiness to help Lebanon after the devastating blasts at Beirut Port on Tuesday.

President Vladimir Putin said that “Russia shares the grief of the Lebanese people,” according to a Kremlin statement.

“I ask you to convey words of sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims, as well as wishes for a speedy recovery to all affected.”

US President Donald Trump offered condolences to the victims and said the United States stood ready to assist Lebanon. “It looks like a terrible attack.”

Trump also said that US military generals have told him that they “seem to feel” the explosion was a “terrible attack”.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement on Twitter: “The pictures and videos from Beirut tonight are shocking. All of my thoughts and prayers are with those caught up in this terrible incident.

“The UK is ready to provide any support in any way we can, including to those British nationals affected.”

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday offered condolences and medical support to Lebanon.

Tehran “is ready to offer medical and medicinal aid and help treat the injured and other assistance,” Rouhani wrote in a message to his Lebanese counterpart.

President Michel Aoun also received phone calls from solidarity from French President Emmanuel Macron, Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and and Iraqi president Barham Saleh.

Sheikh Tamim wished “a speedy recovery for the injured,” adding that he “expressed Qatar’s solidarity with brotherly Lebanon and its willingness to provide all kinds of assistance”.

Field hospitals would be dispatched by Qatar to Lebanon.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed the Islamic Republic’s full readiness to render any necessary help to Lebanon following the blasts.

In a tweet Zarif wrote, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the great and resilient people of Lebanon. As always, Iran is fully prepared to render assistance in any way necessary.”

“Stay strong, Lebanon,” he added.

The United Arab Emirates’ Vice President and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, tweeted “our condolences to our beloved people in Lebanon.”

Kuwait said it would also send emergency medical aid.

Egypt expressed “deep concern” at the destruction, and Arab League chief Ahmed Aboulgheit offered condolences, stressing “the importance of finding the truth about the explosions”.

Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Amman was ready to provide any help Lebanon needed, while Iran said it was “fully prepared to render assistance in any way necessary”.


Source: Agencies

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