Egypt Independent

Iran offers to treat people injured in Beirut blast



DUBAI (Reuters) — Iran’s president offered on Wednesday to send medical aid to Lebanon and treat people injured in the massive blast that killed at least 100 people in Beirut.

“Iran announces its readiness to send medical aid to Lebanon and also offers treatment of the injured and other necessary medical assistance,” Hassan Rouhani said, according to state TV.

“We hope that the circumstances of this incident will be determined as soon as possible and that peace will return to Beirut.

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Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Andrew Heavens

Image: A man inspects the damage following Tuesday’s blast in Beirut’s port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. (REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)