Pompeo Extends Condolences to Hariri after Beirut Blast


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call with former PM Saad Hariri on Wednesday paid tribute to the victims of massive deadly twin blasts in Beirut, Hariri’s media office reported.

Pompeo said the United States stood ready to help Lebanon in these difficult circumstances.

He told Hariri that the US is fully prepared to render quick assistance after the deadly blasts that rocked the country.

A terrible explosion rocked the Beirut port on Tuesday leaving 78 dead and more than 3,000 wounded, according to Wednesday data.

Beirut’s entire port was engulfed in fire, ships ablaze at sea and crumbling buildings.

The site of the massive blast in Beirut's harbour area was very much likened to a post-nuclear landscape.

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