Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah explained in a 2016 speech a “nuclear explosion” that could come detonate in Israel, using a description that matches Beirut blast which shook the capital on Tuesday.
“The nuclear bomb I’m talking about is when a couple of our missiles falling on ammonium warehouses in Haifa’s port, which will lead to the same effect as that of a nuclear bomb,” Nasrallah said.
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“When the missiles fall on the warehouses, in an area with a population of 800,000, tens of thousands will die.”
The video, as shared on social media, is a montage of Nasrallah’s speech followed by different shots of the Beirut blast.
A huge blast at Beirut’s port devastated entire neighborhoods of the city and has killed more than 100 people and injured over 4,000, the Lebanese Red Cross said Wednesday.
Initial investigations indicate years of inaction and negligence over the storage of highly explosive material in the port caused the blast, an official source familiar with the findings said.