Iran’s humanitarian aid to Lebanon to continue, spokesman says

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said the Islamic Republic will continue its humanitarian aid to Lebanon in the wake of a massive deadly blast in the Arab country that killed more than 100 people.

“Undoubtedly, Iran’s humanitarian aid to Lebanon will continue and the Islamic Republic will stand by the government and people of Lebanon amid the crisis,” Seyed Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday.

He once again extended Iran’s heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the victims, calling on Muslim nations to step up their support for Lebanon.

Mousavi also said the Islamic Republic has plans underway to expand its support and help rebuild the infrastructure of Beirut amid its economic crisis.

On Wednesday, the Iranian Red Crescent Society sent the first batch of its humanitarian assistance to Lebanon following the deadly explosion.

Chief of the Iranian Red Crescent Society Karim Hemmati said Iranian charities and medical staff have declared their readiness to be deployed to Lebanon if needed. He said the health ministry has also offered to start the treatment of injured Lebanese in Iran.