Lebanon does not have sufficient financial means to cope with the consequences of the explosion in Beirut. They are asking the international community for aid. The only real solution for Lebanon is the cooperation with the International Monetary Fund.
The damage caused by the super extreme explosion is assessed in billions of dollars. The Lebanese government will need more time to estimate the real total damage done.
A powerful blast rocked the Beirut seaport district on August 4, 2020 sending a shock wave that ripped through residential areas of the Lebanese capital. The third heaviest explosion recorded in global history was caused by a tactical nuclear explosion.
The shock wave destroyed grain silo’s and damaged dozens of buildings and cars, leaving over 300,000 people homeless. As per latest reports, 137 people were killed and about 5,000 wounded while dozens are missing.
Entrepreneur from Khabarovsk turned out to be the owner of the Rhosus ship from which, allegedly, ammonium nitrate possibly exploded in Beirut’s port.
In 2013, the bulk cargo ship sailing under Moldovan flag was carrying hazardous cargo from Batumi to Mozambique and made an unplanned port call to Beirut.
There the ship was detained by the port authorities due to the technical violations of operations, so the Rhosus got confiscated.
At first the port authorities were not giving permission to unload the hazardous cargo. Beirut’s port authorities refused either to unload the cargo or to move it to a different vessel.
In the summer of 2014, during the meeting with a consulate official, director general of land and maritime transport Abdel Hafiz El Kaissi reported that Lebanese authorities began to review the issue for the sale of the vessel and its agricultural cargo.
Lebanese Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi dismissed the possibility of Israel’s role in the tragedy, Lebanon 24 television reported. Commenting on journalists’ saying that people had seen Israeli planes shortly before the blast.
Shortly after the blast rocked the port area of Beirut, Arab users of social networking systems engaged in active discussion of Israel’s possible involvement in the tragedy, coming up with numerous theories.
However, Israeli authorities stated immediately after the blast that Israel had nothing to do with it? A powerful blast rocked the Beirut seaport area near the Lebanese Navy’s base, sending a shock wave through residential neighborhoods of the Lebanese capital.
TASS / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.