Iran’s elite Quds Force shipped ammonium nitrate to Hezbollah in Beirut around the same time a Moldovan-flagged tanker arrived carrying 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate – the same chemical substance that would later cause an enormous explosion and engulf Beirut’s port and surrounding area, German media outlet WELT reported Wednesday.
A general view of the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanon's capital, Beirut, on Aug. 4. (AFP)
Obtaining ammonium nitrate
Breaking: Huge if proven true... WELT reporting Iran's Qods Force shipped Ammonium Nitrate to #Hezbollah in Beirut in 2013-2014. Three shipments were reportedly sent via airport, sea port and overland, totaling 630-670 tons of ammonium nitrate. https://t.co/KClu46g5dL— Matthew Levitt (@Levitt_Matt) August 19, 2020