The Gulf states, which in the past have poured a lot of money into Lebanon but have halted it in recent years due to the growing Iranian influence, have sent planes with medical equipment and other supplies. Iran offered food and a field hospital.
The United States, Britain, France and other Western countries, which demanded political changes for international aid before yesterday’s disaster, offered help. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo turned to former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who resigned after street demonstrations last year. French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to arrive in Lebanon tomorrow and meet with local political figures.