Damascus, SANA – Transport Minister Ali Hammoud asserted on Sunday that there are no explosive materials in Syrian ports.
During a phone call with the Syrian TV, Hammoud said “We affirm that we don’t have any explosive materials in Syrian ports. Also, customs do not have any discarded customs materials that are explosive at any of the ports.”
The Minister said that since the first moments of the painful catastrophe in Beirut port which claimed the lives of dozens of victims, wounded many more, and caused large economic and social damages, the Syrian authorities carried out inspections in the ports to ensure that all the stored materials are secure and meet the international codes for storing dangerous substances.
He concluded by calling on citizens to not be deceived by rumors circulated on social media websites, reiterating his assurance that there are no explosive materials stored in Syrian ports.
Hybah Sleman / Hazem Sabbagh