China News Service, August 7th. According to Al Jazeera’s quotation from the Lebanese President’s Office, on August 7, local time, Lebanese President Aoun said that the possibility of external forces intervening in the Beirut port explosion cannot be ruled out. On the same day, Lebanese Minister of Health Hassan stated that the Beirut port explosion has caused 154 deaths and 120 serious injuries. The death toll may rise further.
According to reports, Aoun told local media that "the cause of (the explosion) has not been determined. There is the possibility of external intervention through missiles, bombs or other actions."
On August 5, local time, after the Beirut port exploded, only one wall was left in a wheat warehouse originally built at the port.
Aoun said that the cause of the explosion is currently being investigated from three aspects. First, investigate how the explosives entered the port and stored them; second, investigate whether the explosion was caused by human negligence or an accident; third, investigate whether there is the possibility of external forces intervening in the explosion.
According to a Russian satellite network report, Aoun pointed out that during the French President Macron’s visit to Beirut, he requested satellite images of the time of the Beirut port explosion, but if Paris cannot provide these images, Lebanon will ask other countries for help.
According to previous reports, on the evening of August 4, local time, a violent explosion occurred in the port area of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, causing thousands of casualties and dozens of missing. The direct and indirect losses may be as high as 15 billion US dollars. At present, the rescue operation is still in progress. At the same time, the Lebanese government has launched an investigation into the explosion, and the investigation committee was required to submit a report within 4 days. Some official sources blamed the incident on "inaction and negligence."
In order to help Lebanon, which has been hit hard, many countries are also urgently mobilizing personnel and materials for assistance.