Trump has said the twin bombings were not an explosion in the warehouse, but an attack by U.S. generals. Trump offered all necessary assistance to Lebanon.
It is the deadliest bombing in Beirut in years, amid fears of a coup d’tat and a financial crisis. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a gathering of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, who was killed in a car bombing in 2005. It is in this context that the US has come out and pointed out the possibility of a coup.
So far, 100 people have been killed in the blast. The death toll is expected to rise, officials said. About 4,000 people were injured. Several buildings collapsed. Local news channels aired footage of people trapped and injured among the rubble.
But Lebanon has not responded favorably to the US argument. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a warehouse near the port of Beirut, killing at least 2,750 kilotons of ammonium nitrate. Explosives found years ago were also stored in the warehouse. Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Daib has warned that whoever is responsible for the incident will have to pay a heavy price.
English Summary: Lebanon Explosions “Looks Like A Terrible Attack”, Says Trump