News ID: 272571
Published: 0909 GMT August 07, 2020

Israel regime's sympathy for Beirut incident hypocritical: FM spokesman

Israel regime's sympathy for Beirut incident hypocritical: FM spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has said that expressing sympathy of some countries, including Israel regime, for the Beirut deadly explosion is superficial and hypocritical.

"After the incident, some humanitarian aid supplies, especially from some Islamic countries, have been sent to Beirut. In the meantime, we witnessed the expression of sympathy by certain countries, including Israeli regime and the countries that had imposed sanctions on Lebanon, which is hypocritical and superficial," he said, Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.

"Some Western and European countries, despite imposing sanctions on Lebanon, offered condolences, which is a sign of the multifaceted action of these governments," he added while addressing reporters in the northwestern city of Orumiyeh in West Azarbaijan province on Thursday.

Emphasizing that Iran is ready to cooperate with Lebanon for the reconstruction of the port of Beirut, he said, "We stand by the Lebanese government and people."

He added that Iran has so far sent two humanitarian aid supplies to Lebanon, and its friendly assistance continues.

A disastrous blast rocked the Lebanese capital on Tuesday leaving at least 137 dead and more than 5,000 injured. Dozens remain missing and some 300,000 have been made homeless by the fatal explosion.

According to Abbas Ibrahim, head of Lebanon’s General Security, a fire at a warehouse in Beirut where “highly explosive materials” ammonium nitrate confiscated earlier had been stored triggered the massive explosion on Tuesday afternoon, Lebanon’s National News Agency (NNA) reported.

Resource: MNA
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