President Donald Trump mentioned Tuesday that US generals had advised him that the highly effective explosions which rocked Beirut appeared to have been attributable to a “bomb of some kind.”
“It looks like a terrible attack,” Trump advised reporters on the White House.
“It would seem like it, based on the explosion. I met with some of our great generals and they just seemed to feel that it was,” he added.
“This was not some kind of a manufacturing explosion type of event. It seems to be, according to them — they would know better than I would — but they seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind, yes.”
Lebanese officers haven’t described the explosions which rocked the capital as an assault.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab mentioned 2,750 tonnes of the agricultural fertilizer ammonium nitrate that had been saved for years in a Beirut portside warehouse had blown up, sparking “a disaster in every sense of the word.”
“What happened today will not pass without accountability,” mentioned Diab. “Those responsible for this catastrophe will pay the price.”
General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim mentioned “highly explosive material” that had been confiscated years earlier had been saved within the warehouse.
According to the Lebanese well being ministry, a minimum of 73 individuals have been killed and three,700 injured throughout vast elements of the nation’s largest metropolis.
Trump supplied US help to Lebanon.
“Our prayers go out to all the victims and their families,” he mentioned. “The United States stands prepared to help Lebanon.
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