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IRGC says Iran to ‘mobilize’ to help Lebanon after blast

Iranian officials and media have offered condolences after the explosion that rocked Beirut.

Tuesday's blast at Lebanon's Beirut port has been as much of a shock to Iran as anywhere else in the world. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted condolences in Arabic and English and spoke with Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted condolences as well. Iran flew in three airplanes of aid to the country immediately after the explosion.

Hossein Salami, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, also vowed to help Iran. “The Lebanese people are the great stars of resistance in the Islamic world and have always faced events with patience and endurance,” Salami said. “All of our abilities will be mobilized to help the people of Lebanon.”

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