Saudi Arabia affirmed its full support and solidarity with the victims of the explosions that rocked Beirut on Tuesday that left at least 70 people dead and over 2,700 injured.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is following with great concern the repercussions of the explosion that took place in Beirut Port today, and the resulting deaths and injuries,” the statement from the Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry read.
“The Kingdom’s government expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the injured, asking God Almighty to have mercy on those who died in this painful event, and to grant those injured a speedy recovery, and to protect Lebanon from all harm. The Ministry affirms the Kingdom's full support and solidarity with the brotherly Lebanese people,” the statement added.
Lebanese MP Marwan Hamadeh resigns from parliament during a live interview on Al Arabiya, saying that he no longer felt honored to be part of an “ineffective government” following the deadly explosions that erupted in the port of #Beirut.#Lebanonhttps://t.co/s1YVnW8LxP pic.twitter.com/mHuZbFMe5h— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 5, 2020
Thousands of people were wounded and more than 70 killed during multiple explosions in Downtown Beirut Tuesday, Lebanon's health minister said.
Buildings several kilometers away suffered material damage, with Cyprus even feeling the blast, and the explosions were heard over 20 kilometers away from Beirut.