Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called on the Iranian Red Crescent Society to render humanitarian aid to Lebanon as soon as possible.
The Iranian president made the remarks in a cabinet meeting while expressing condolences over the Tuesday deadly blast in Beirut.
President Rouhani urged sending medical and health equipment to the Lebanese people.
On behalf of the Iranian nation and government, he offered his sympathy to the families of the victims of the country.
The Iranian president also wished immediate recovery for the injured people.
Lebanon’s president Michel Aoun has declared a two-week state of emergency following the massive explosion in Beirut that has killed at least 100 people and injured 4,000 others.
The explosion on Tuesday sent shockwaves across the city, causing widespread damage even on the outskirts of the capital.
Officials said they expected the death toll to rise further as emergency workers dug through rubble to rescue people and remove the dead.
The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Officials linked the blast to some 2,750 tons of confiscated ammonium nitrate that were being stored in a warehouse at the port for six years.
President Aoun assembled the country’s High Defense Council following the explosion.
Source: Iranian Agencies