An international donor conference organized by French President Emmanuel Macron and the UN was held on August 9 to discuss aid to Lebanon, which is facing a number of political and economic challenges in the wake of the August 4 Beirut Port Explosion.
The explosion that occured a few days ago left more than 150 dead and injured 6,000 others. The capital, Beirut, sustained billions of dollars in material damage.
36 countries and organizations took part in the conference that was held online. Turkey, Russia, and Iran were not among the participants. The three countries provided direct aid to Lebanon after the explosion.
The French President, who received an intense welcome from Lebanese people during his recent visit to Beirut, started the conference with a call to coordinate help for Beirut and its people.
“The objective of this conference is for us to unite today to definitively pool our resources in the coming days and weeks to address the needs of Beirut’s population,” said President Macron at the beginning of the donor conference.
U.S. President Donald Trump, who attended the conference, said his country will cooperate with France to help the Lebanese people. However, he stressed the need for a thorough investigation into Beirut Port blast.
“It is necessary to know who was behind the explosion at Beirut Port, the causes and to answer if the explosion was an accident or not,” Trump said.
President Trump called for calm in Lebanon and acknowledged the legitimate demands of peaceful protestors.
The conference was concluded with a statement promising that the international community won’t let the Lebanese people down. According to the Elysée, the donor raised a total of €252 million for Lebanon.
International donors noted during the conference that any help for Lebanon would need to come with reforms. Lebanese people have been demanding such reforms since October of 2019, when the country was hit by harsh economic crisis that saw the Lebanese pound collapsing to unprecedented low rates.
As day ahead of the conference, Beirut witnessed a wave of anti-government protests. The protestors stormed a number of government buildings and clashed with security forces. Dozens were injured.
The protests renewed in the afternoon of August 9. Thousands of protesters gathered again at Beirut main square and from there set off in an attempt to storm the Parliament. Clashes with security forces were also reported.
Massive protests took place in the streets of Beirut against corruption and neglect leading to the tragedy #Port_Beirut.
— Mohammad Jabur (@M7Jabur) August 9, 2020
Protests continued in Beirut on Sunday over Tuesday’s deadly blast in Lebanon’s capital city. #Beirut #Lebanon pic.twitter.com/qFa59mZGKm
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) August 9, 2020
In response to the protests a number of Lebanese politicians, who are known to be close to the West, announced their resignation from the country’s Parliament.
The Lebanese Minister of Information, Manal Abdel Samad, also resigned along with Damianus Qitar, the Environment Minister. According to the Lebanese media, a number of other ministers are planning to announce their resignation soon.
The Lebanese government, headed by Prime Minister Hassan Diab, appears to be witnessing its final days. Some sources are even claiming that Diab will announce his resignation soon.
The PM called for an early Parliamentary election a day earlier. A radical solution that could either make or break the country, which has been ruled by a sectarian power-sharing agreement since 1991. With such a pressure from the international community, leaded by the Western countries, this is highly probable.
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More meddling by the West in attempt to create a Libya style 2.0 chaos , I suppose.
It must be, both start with Lib so it must be the same.
“the causes and to answer if the explosion was an accident or not,” Trump said.” And we hear it again, how strange. Does the Pentagon have some evidence of air activity in the area that is classified?
Yes! Or not.
Perhaps a P8 elint/recon was in the eastern med at the time, Or not
That would be a blowing evidence
Apparently there were 3-4 US recon planes around at the time.
There is no question that this was a long planned Zionist, US and French coordinated attack with a prepositioned explosive stock.
Veterans Today posted an article that included a graph of radiation levels around the world. A spike in the levels of radiation located in Beirut at the exact moment the explosion occurred is recorded. Listed as a fission explosion.
Light and heat are also a form of radiation that you see everyday day. Fission would release more alpha, beta, gamma and Xray high energy photons which is hard to miss.On top of the radioactive heavy elements left behind. :/
There is no radiation, these are stupid kids fantasies. You kids don’t understand a nuclear footprint.
And perhaps you do not understand the English language ? :D
Negative. Look at tzar bomb. The cleanest atomic bomb in the History generating a very low amount of fallout relative to its yield. Sacharov did use for the third stage a lead tamper instead of a uranium-238.
I don’t believe so. It was just ammonium nitrate stored in an unsafe environment is a corrupt failed state where the Zionists and Americunts have a history of terrorism.
I read the article, there were three still shots of the explosion, and one of the graph taken from the Global radiation monitor org, service, or other NGO. The article was published on Veterans Today website. I haven’t found the article again. There’s actually no evidence of Ammonium Nitrate, and no record of Ammonium Nitrate having been stored at the port. There’s also no explanation as to where the amount of diesel, or equivalent necessary to cause this product to explode may have come from. Neither is there evidence of a weapons stockpile at the location. The alternate poorly fabricated story given. No evidence connecting Hezbollah to either fairy tale. I can’t really picture Hezbollah being so irresponsible it would store potentially explosive materials, (that are inert by itself) or Class “A” “B” “C” explosive weapons stockpiled in an open, unprotected environment, in the middle of civilian infrastructure. A US puppet Government would, provided they had them in their possesion. This puppet would also recite any story it was told to. I’ll try harder to locate the article on the radiation spike in Lebanon at the time of the explosion.
I found the photo, with the graph I mentioned earlier on the radiation levels. An Itialian company, Radom.org this came to Veterans Today via UN alphabet agency. This wasn’t the original article, I read, this was a compilation with all kind of photos, and video. Only one video had been deleted when I found the graph, a few hours ago. I’ve got to check out the website
Have they found any oil yet? https://media0.giphy.com/media/xRo81DqRafBok/giphy.gif
Could have been Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. But they do only onshore work down south? :/
Of course, because Hizbo is there, Turkey and Isra are entitled to secure the offshire oil.
LMFAO I think they got tired of goys crying and bitching so much. China going to use Lebanon’s port as it was part of china belt and road initiative. So you got American clowns mad and the Zion and they both agree to do their satanic act again. Ofc October is coming soon and they both clowns know that they can’t stop Iran from buying weapons from China and Russia, which make things much more harder of Zion-Americans plans for ME. It might sound stupid but I still believe (US/Zion) had to attack Lebanon as Iran sending more air defence system to Syria and I’m 99% sure Iran plan is to put their systems in Lebanon.
I xon’t know, China seems a bit stingy to me. But maybe I’m wrong. If course USA needs a real competitor, not having competition is bat, makes you do more mistakes.
Wait, you think China is stingy? I disagree, China have been giving money to “bad” countries such as (Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Vietnam, etc) and yeah they not giving free money but in loans, but the same time if a country can’t pay Chinese back they take ownership of what they build which that could be railways or ports.
“The Chinese state and its subsidiaries have lent about $1.5 trillion in direct loans and trade credits to more than 150 countries around the globe.”
Ofc not have a competitor is bad but what type of competition are we talking here? Market in whole or like oil market? like for oil market US don’t want to have competitor they want to sell their oil at higher price, they block Russia, Iran, Venezuela from oil market. In Syria and Iraq US have their “proxes” on the ground A.K.A Kurds, remember when Iraqi PMUs kicked Kurds out of Iraqi rich oil fields, or just look at Syria, Kurds making deal with US without Syrian government.
But yeah we don’t know.
” International donors noted during the conference that any help for Lebanon would need to come with reforms. ”
Just late last month Lebanon rejected the demands the IMF placed on the proposed loans offered to it. A couple weeks later Lebanon is devstated and will agree to just about anything. Who benefits from this ” accident “.
Rothschilds French muppet, brought the cutest little list of impossible tasks that must be performed in order to be “given” the “aid.” Which is all bullshit, accepting the West’s most compassionate “gift” guarantees CIA, and other Cabal minions will remain, and continue to destabilise the country. This is about preventing Hezbollah gaining political influence. The West’s pipe dreams for the Middle East will become the nightmare they fear.
The French faggots are trying to resurrect a new colonial empire in Africa, Sahel and Levant, they will fail as resistance is guaranteed. They saw the outcome in 1983, when the French occupation forces HQ in Beirut was blown up along with their Americunt masters. Lebanese resistance today is much stronger.
Tso far only 3 nations have provided humanitarian aid to Lebanon—Russia, France, Germany….the so called “rich” amerikans can’t even provide health care to their entire population
It’s not “can’t provide.” It’s won’t provide.
The Americunts besides being evil arseholes who created this mess are also dead broke and dying like rabid dogs with 10 million infected cunts. The so-called west has only pledged $300 million in “aid” with that measly amount, you can’t even buy food for 6 million people for one day. Go FIGURE!
And how much aid dose your country pledge to help the Lebanese people ?
and what country would that be LOL
Iran has destabilized the situation in Lebanon. So who should render aid ?
Iran has safeguarded Lebanon, without Hezbollah which is based on 70% Shia majority, there would be no Lebanon. The worst thing Bashar al Assad did was to withdraw Syrian troops in 2005. Hezbollah is only force capable of protecting Lebanon and any foreign invader like France will face instant resistance.
The Shia belt to the med. Is that working out for you?
Great, unlimited access from Tehran to Beirut. Now hundreds of thousands of militia, goods and supplies move freely from Caspian to the Mediterranean.
” hundreds of thousands of militia” Are you sure about this number ?
200,000 is the CIA cunts estimate. I believe it is larger as many Shia from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen etc have settled in Syria and own businesses and married locally.
Rough estimates should put “Shia militias” at at least over 100,000 in total across the Muslim world.
Z=E is close with his numbers from my own understanding.
There are also families and businesses.
There is a whole Shia, Christian, Palestinian and Armenian resistance operating in Syria and Lebanon under Iranian command. The mostly Christian PFLP of the late great Legendary Orthodox doctor George Hasbash alone has over 18,000 men under arms and the most dedicated fighters.
If/when the (unjust imo) UN Weapons Embargo gets lifted without a hitch (dubious at best) then we might see, given favorable economic conditions in Iran. The Iranian nation buying and fielding conventional big-ticket items in an effort to symmetrically bolster this supply-line if need be. What I would like to see is a series of well defended large check-points/bases being set up from Western Iran all the way to Lebanon that can fend off any attack and still reasonably operate but also have the means to counter-attack if necessary.
What would be nice and needed for Iran at this point is a healthy upgrade to its Air-force with a sizable order or advanced AD systems from China or Russia to fill in gaps in Iranian AD coverage until more Indigenous IRI systems are put into place.
Let’s hope Iran can attain some sort of TOT from Russia for the SU-30SM or even the SU-35.
$10 billion in Russia arms is in the pipeline. Just wait till December.
I suspect Iran doesn’t even need the embargo to be lifted any more …
A possibility for sure but I respectfully don’t think that this is the case.
Iran does need to revamp if not outright rebuild its air-force in order to counter conventional threats coming from the PGC (Persian Gulf Countries), America and Israel. Admittedly Iran’s approach to checking symmetrical military might with unconventional military doctrine is smart, but even that has its own limits.
A large ~$10billion order of SU-30SMs, SU-35s and awacs from Russia would give Iran the sort of security in the air its been lacking for quite some time now. If some level of TOT and possible domestic production is allowed then the future of Iranian conventional power is even greater.
10 Iranian 747 and IL-76 have delivered over 500 tons of aid in one week.
Would you wager that some of these aid deliveries had equipment meant for Hezbollah embedded in them?
Most supplies to Hezbollah go by land route via the Tehran-Beirut highway.
Not likely. Iran would know these flights ate going to be highly monitored.
They have other channels via Syria.
Iran now is in a very strong position as the latest CIA assessment states:
Any U.S.-Iran grand bargain is far away—assuming such a bargain is remotely possible anymore. Right now, the U.S. objective with Iran should be limited to de-escalating the tensions that have accumulated over the past two years and gradually creating some space for officials on both sides to participate in the traditional, give-and-take diplomacy that forms the core of good statecraft. Washington may have dug itself into a hole, but there is still time left to climb out of it and save US further failure and humiliation.
“Washington may have dug itself into a hole, but there is still time left to climb out of it and save US further failure and humiliation”
The US is known for it’s ability to double-down.
It is like Ho Chi Minh’s description, US is a like a crazed teenager with shotgun who is liable to do more damage to itself. In other words, US is immature and bombastic with a tendency to shoot itself in the foot repeatedly.
The Yinon plan. You happy with that? The Wahabbi crescent. That turn you on? Do you like Gaza as a model of a future Lebanese State?
Zionist hasbara troll exposed.
” Hezbollah which is based on 70% Shia majority, ” …. That’s exactly the problem. As long as Christians were in the majority in Lebanon … there was no war. THE WAR CAME when they accepted the Muslim refugees. The massacre and the war began in 1975 when a large number of Muslims became and began to occupy Christian cities killing them. Before 1975 Christians were the majority with 65% while today they are less than 20%. And these are FACTS
10% Christians perhaps now, most have immigrated to Canada, Australia, NZ and US. Same in Iraq and Syria. Without Hezbollah there would be zero left.
” most have immigrated to Canada, Australia, NZ and US.” … Do you know why they left ?? To save their lives. They were killed … by the Muslims. I have talked to many Lebanese.
” 10% Christians perhaps now” …. From 65% to 10% is a HUGE difference …. it cannot be done without SLAUGHTER
Interesting, can you provide any links.
US and French have aided Zionist wars and occupation of Lebanon, it was Iran that created a Lebanese national resistance movements AMAL and Hezbollah and this is a French attempt to weaken them, but destined for failure. If French occupy Lebanon, they will die.
Zionists have attacked and invaded Lebanon several times. Iran has only aided Hezbollah since 1982, so either you are ignorant or a hasbara shill.
Out mistake was that we didn’t wipe out all the shia villages back in 82 and didn’t send them all to exile. Much of the problems in Lebanon would have been solved that way. We still may get another chance to do it, Hezbollah will make it’s fatal mistake.
Rubbish. Without Iran the IDF would still be in Beirut.
Lebanon would look like the Gaza strip.
Are you an idiot?
Hezbollah and Iranians unload massive relief supplies. Notice the Iranian flag on Lebanese army truck :)
Iran sets up the largest aid and medical center in Lebanon.
But Iran set up the problem in the first place :/
Bullshit, Jew cunts invaded Lebanon and Iran kicked them out. Buy a newspaper.
Appears you are getting a bit angry. So sorry and good night. :)
Good night. Angry never as the TRUTH always upholds :)
Iran sends aid to Lebanon over explosion at Beirut port
Country also sets up field hospitals in Lebanese capital, with humanitarian aid mainly including food, medical supplies.
Iranian and Hezbollah flags fly high in Beirut
So now the question is: What happens when the US yries to prevent Iranian aid ships and planes reaching Beirut?
I predict there will shortly be a military attempt to harm Iranian aid transports from reaching Lebanon via sea routes. Maybe blockage in the Suez. Possibly harrassment or shootdown of Iranian cargo olanes …
I don’t believe so. US policies have failed as even their own CIA has counseled dialogue after the firing of hardliners like Bolton and Brian Hook:
None of the 42 year old regime of economic strangulation of Iran, however, has led the way to the policy capitulation Washington seeks. Tehran is not buckling under the pressure or suing for peace, but rather doubling down on marching ahead, pursuing investment agreements with China to offset its lack of business transactions in the West and engaging in a wave of well-calculated reprisals in the nuclear realm. Iranian scientists have gradually increased the country’s stockpile of low enrichment uranium and heavy water, thereby increasing Tehran’s leverage in the event talks with Washington resume.
Out of either hubris,miscalculation,excessive self-confidence or all of the above, U.S. officials have forgottenthat Iran, fiercely protective of its sovereignty, has independent streak based on millennia old Persian nationalism embedded heap in the soul of Iran .
Iran via Hezbollah provides the most efficient, honest, transparent social and medical network in Lebanon. Iranian aid to Hezbollah and Lebanese people is estimated at $1.2 billion annually and set to increase.
Not 3 only. China and Syria were there from the start.
Lebanon and Syria are one people and one country.
Hezbollah looks to emerge stronger as Lebanese try to rebuild their shattered lives after a mysterious explosion claimed by Trump as a “missile or a bomb”.
If we gauge our future expectations on what Hassan Nasrallah had to say in his most recent speeches, then yes I would also wager Hezbollah will play an even more important role in Lebanese security and overall independence.
Hezbollah is the VOICE OF LEBANON and its DEFENDER!
US by its very evil existence is a charlatan. It’s Zionist masters and the racist WASP agenda is delusional global “full spectrum” dominance by any means, mostly wars and terrorism. The recent explosion in Beirut is part of the Yinon plan to weaken Hezbollah and use the French to re-colonize Lebanon. However, they will fail as Lebanese demographics have totally changed as the Muslims now constitute over 80% of the population.
Truthfully I don’t see how France can just come in and set up shop without “others” having something to say about it. If it came down to blows, France would be battered by Hezbollah regulars in zero-time flat with all their national interests in the country (consulates, bases, assets) being subject to attrition or kinetic action if need be.
What Macron seems to be doing just comes off as cheap “international good-guy” geo-politics at the expense of a nation his own country’s ally (the U.S.) help sanction heavily, leading to many of the economic problems in Lebanon today. All of this is cruel Western strong-arming in the name of control.
Just horrible all around….
You know what is goong on? Us thinks and so Zionists that thye have tamed Syria and that war is at stalemate and so now Syria can not help Lebanon no more. So, here we go another arabian spring. Everything is so very timed, killings of Hezbollah soldiers, explosion, now perfectly timing for wetern puppets to call people using social media to unrest for whatever reason. Zionist won’t be looking at Lebanon like it was in 70s. Hezbollah is too too strong. Too much at stake for Russia, Iran and for China.
According to VT, Syria was the first to provide direct aid, sending ambulances and air transport bringing injured to Damascus. It also shows photos of incoming including infrared , claiming it was a nuclear strike from Israel.
Israel hits Beirut with nuclear missile, Trump and Lebanese Govt. confirm (New infrared images from 2 cameras) – Veterans Today | Military Foreign Affairs Policy Journal for Clandestine Services https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/08/09/breaking-israel-nukes-beirut/
The attack in Beirut is part of a plan for French recolonization of Lebanon at Zionist behest, but they failed to check the census figures as Lebanon as the country is still operating under the French mandate colonial constitution. Today, the Shia are the majority and there can be no change unless Hezbollah approves and that is the reason CIA and DGSE prompted “protests” fizzled out. French occupation or meddling simply will not be tolerated.
The French have forgotten that they were blown sky high in the 80s and ran away tail between legs.
How quickly people forget:
This time Hezbollah and Shia are 100 times more powerful.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the jews used a tiny midget sized nuke to set off the ammonium nitrate and if it wasn’t a tiny midget sized nuke then it was the more conventional diesel with a detonator. but, the jews been waiting for, no been longing for the moment when they could get their nukes out of storage and put it to use. and this was the time – however, the jews are doomed and will soon be sent to hell by some seriously pissed of neighbours.
‘International Community’ … Ha. Ha. Ha.
France is ruled by Rothschild midget Macron and he is trying to push Zionist agenda of weakening Hezbollah as the Zionist child killers are petrified of Hezbollah’s strength, integrity and resistance. The only real option for the French intriguers is to physically occupy Lebanon, but that will result in a national war of resistance and the French are too weak and financially bankrupt to implement a military occupation, even if aided by their Zionist masters.
If the IDF cannot destroy Hezbollah, the French have no chance.
The French will suffer great casualties and lose as Arabs hate the French due to atrocities in Algeria and Africa in general.
We can and we will, the only question is how far we are going to go in terms of using heavy bombings on every shia village, hence they will have tens of thousands of dead.
What is happening to Lebanon is awful but European, US, NATO intervention would be worse. This explosion could be like the covid-19, just an excuse to implement some political objective. The pandemy has been used to plunge the world Economy into depression, to put people in such dire condition that they will accept a world-wide tyranny. The explosion in Beirut could be an excuse for an international force intervention in charge of neutralizing the Hezbollah, a major player in the resistance against Israel’s aggression.