Iran: Beirut Bombing Should Not Be Politicized


Iran on Monday said the massive explosion in Beirut last week “must not be exploited for political purposes,” adding that the United States “should lift sanctions against Lebanon.”

“The explosion should not be used as an excuse for political goals ... the cause of the explosion should be carefully investigated,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a televised press conference.

He added: “If America was honest about its assistance to Lebanon, they should lift the sanctions.”

French President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut’s shattered streets two days after the chemical explosion in the port dock area, as tearful crowds demanded an end to decades of corruption and Lebanon's discredited government.

An international donor teleconference hosted by Macron on Sunday raised a total of 252.7 million euro ($298 million) in emergency aid, organizers said.

Comments 9
Thumb LongLiveLebanon 10 August 2020, 11:09

Such a flagrant hypocrisy. Iran through Hezbollah, has been in control of Lebanese politics ever since they secured the treacherous alliance of the Free Patriotic Movement of Aoun & Bassil, and other allies like those other traitors Sleiman Franjieh, Talal Arslan and other so-called March 8 allied MPs.

Missing samiam 10 August 2020, 11:17

stfu iran--you are the root of the problem.

Thumb barrymore 10 August 2020, 12:54

Mind your own business, iranian terrorist.

Missing phillipo 10 August 2020, 13:59

What a misleading headline. It wasn't a bombing, but an explosion due to years of neglect.

Default-user-icon kazan (Guest) 10 August 2020, 14:19

A precondition that a country could be independent from other foreign countries is that its population experience that they are equal, united and feel that they belong to one nation; unfortunately because of the current sectarian system, the population is divided in various religious groups , some are having more privileges than others, subsequently they believe and become conditioned that they are first class citizens. It is obvious that this is absurd and this creates( in the past, in the present and in the future) continuous time bombs in this country.

Missing lebonknees4peace 10 August 2020, 16:19

Mind your own damn business Iran!

Missing rabiosa 10 August 2020, 17:17

I ran just go die already. It's you and your henchman that have brought this country to it's vital collapse.

Go worry about your own population that is over 50% 25 and under and no jobs.

Thumb lebnanfirst 10 August 2020, 17:41

Someone should tell this guy in plain Arabic فاقد الشيء لا يعطيه leave us alone already and go fix your own destruction in your own country. بلغ السيل الزبى

Thumb scorpyonn 10 August 2020, 18:40

Iran needs to be blown off the face of this planet. they are responsible for the woes in the Middle East