The Secretary of defense mark Esper, said, according to the United States, the explosion in the port of Beirut was an accident. This August 5, reports CNN.
Esper reported that the US continues to receive information about the incident, but at the moment there is no indication that the explosion occurred as a result of the attack, as told on the eve of the US President Donald trump.
He added that Washington is ready to provide Lebanon with humanitarian, medical or other necessary assistance.
On August 4, at a briefing in the evening trump expressed the view that the explosion in the port of Beirut could be a result of the attack.
“I have a very good relationship with the people of Lebanon and we are ready to help. It looks like an awful attack,” said trump.
A powerful explosion in the port of Beirut occurred on the evening of 4 August. Close to the port areas of Lebanon’s capital damaged or destroyed many buildings. Reuters wrote, citing eyewitnesses that the explosion was of such force that it felt even residents of the capital Nicosia, which is located almost 200 km from Beirut. The victims were at least 135 people, about 5 thousand wounded and dozens missing.
According to preliminary information, the explosion occurred in a warehouse of ammonium nitrate after the fire, caused by welding operations.