Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a phone talks with the Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun on Thursday, voicing Iran’s readiness for any humanitarian cooperation and assistance with Lebanon.
Rouhani expressed sympathy with Lebanese government and nation following the massive blasts which rocked Beirut Port last Tuesday, killing at least 137 people and injuring more than 5,000 others, with dozens others have been still missing.
“Iranian government and nation, as always, will stand by the dear people of Lebanon, and the Iranian government is ready to send any medical and food consignments,” the Iranian president was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency.
“Iran’s foreign and health ministers, as well as the head of the Red Crescent, have been tasked with keeping in touch with their counterparts so that we can provide any assistance to the Lebanon’s people quickly,” he added.
Rouhani, meanwhile, asked Allah to grant mercy upon martyrs and wished speedy recovery for those injured.
Praising Iranian government and people’s sympathy over the Beirut explosion, President Aoun, for his part, said: “The Lebanese people have always appreciated the attention and love of the Iranian people and government.”
“Naturally, it takes time to investigate all the dimensions of this incident and to summarize the damages,” President Aoun added.
Source: Iranian media