Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday provided US help to Lebanon after Beirut was rocked by huge blasts.
“We are monitoring and stand ready to assist the people of Lebanon as they recover from this horrible tragedy,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
Pompeo in an accompanying assertion said that the United States will look ahead to the findings of Lebanese authorities on the reason for the explosions, which killed at the least 50 folks and flattened the Mediterranean city’s harborside.
Israel not concerned in Beirut blast, Israeli official says
“Our team in Beirut has reported to me the extensive damage to a city and a people that I hold dear, an additional challenge in a time of already deep crisis,” said Pompeo, who has spoken up to now of his private curiosity in Lebanon.
The US embassy in Beirut inspired Americans within the city to take shelter.
“There are reports of toxic gases released in the explosion so all in the area should stay indoors and wear masks if available,” it said in a safety alert.