Stop “politicising” Beirut explosions- Iran warns
Aug. 10, 2020 - Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday warned against “political exploitation” from the recent explosions in Beirut.
Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi gave the warning during his weekly press conference.
He said “It is unacceptable for various groups, individuals, and countries to use the Beirut tragedy as an excuse for their political objectives,’’
Mousavi said that any judgment about the cause of the incident should be based on the results of a thorough investigation.
The Iranian spokesman referred to the western sanctions on Lebanon, saying that if those countries want to help Lebanon, they should first lift the sanctions they have imposed on the Lebanese people and government.
The explosions in Beirut’s port area last Tuesday left fewer than 158 people dead and over 6,000 injured.