The statement said that "at the request of the Lebanese authorities, Interpol is deploying a team of specialists in Beirut in the wake of an explosion that killed more than 150 people and devastated much of the city."

"Interpol's experience in providing this kind of assistance can greatly help the national authorities, and we will continue to provide whatever assistance Lebanon asks for," said the organization's secretary general, Jurgen Stock.

Earlier, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that the investigation in Lebanon is considering several versions of the explosion in the port of Beirut, including external impact.

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 stored in the warehouse, confiscated by customs services.