It is noted that Pompeo "expressed condolences to the Lebanese people in connection with the terrible explosion in the port of Beirut, which killed and injured many people and caused devastating damage to the city."

“The Secretary of State has reaffirmed our determination to help the Lebanese people as they deal with the aftermath of this terrible incident,” the statement said.

A powerful explosion occurred on August 4 in the area of ​​the seaport of Beirut near the naval base. According to local authorities, the cause of the tragedy was the detonation of 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate confiscated by customs services, which were stored in the warehouse.

According to the latest data, the explosion killed 135 people.