World Leaders, Celebs Mourn After Deadly Beirut Blast

World Leaders, Celebs Mourn After Beirut Blast As Search For Survivors Continues

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Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has urged his country’s allies to help Lebanon overcome the repercussions of the disaster. He has declared Wednesday a national mourning day for the victims of Beirut explosions. Worldwide celebrities and world leaders mourn the massive blast that rocked that entire Beirut.

The blast sent a shockwave across the capital city of Lebanon shattering windows and damaging homes for miles. Many people are reported dead so far, while around 4,000 wounded and many more missing.

Several celebrities shared information about how to donate to disaster relief efforts while others have sent prayers for the victims.

World leaders offer support and prayers

Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan mourned and expressed great sorrow over the massive blast in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut. “We stand with our Lebanese brothers,” he said in a tweet.

France and Germany

French President Emmanuel Macron also expressed solidarity with the Lebanese and said France was sending resources to the site of the blast. “I express my fraternal solidarity with the Lebanese after the explosion which claimed so many victims and damages this evening in Beirut. France stands alongside Lebanon. Always. French aid and resources are being transported on the spot [of the explosion],” Macron wrote in French on Twitter.

The German foreign ministry confirmed staff at the German embassy were wounded in the explosion.

Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Tehran was ready to assist in any way and urged Lebanon to stay strong.

Israel

Israel said it had offered humanitarian aid to Lebanon via foreign channels, as the neighbors have no diplomatic relations.

“Under the direction of Minister of Defence Benny Gantz and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabi Ashkenazi, Israel approached Lebanon through international defense and diplomatic channels to offer the Lebanese government medical humanitarian aid,” Gantz wrote on Twitter.

Malaysia

Where all of the world mourn, Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein also expressed his country’s grief over the Beirut blast, and offered to help in ‘any way’.

Saudi Arabia

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also showed its ‘full support’ to the people of Lebanon.

United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson along with other leaders of the world mourn and expressed his readiness to help Lebanon in any possible way after the Beirut blast.

United States

US President Donald Trump said he sent his sympathies to Lebanon for the dozens of people killed and thousands wounded in the blast. He also offered US help. “The United States stands ready to assist Lebanon,” Trump said at a White House briefing. “We will be there to help. It looks like a terrible attack.”

World celebrities send prayers to the victims

Worldwide celebrities mourn and all the leaders of the world have been praying for the victim of the deadly blast in Beirut. The explosion sent shockwaves across the Beirut city, causing widespread damage as far as the outskirts of the capital.

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The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Officials linked the blast to some 2,750 tons of confiscated ammonium nitrate that were being stored in a warehouse at the port for six years. However, analysts and theorists have been keen on involving Israel in the process. One conspiracy theory suggests that the blast in Beirut was not one of chance, but a planned move by the Israel Defence Force.

 

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