EFEBeirut

The Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Wednesday admitted he knew on 20 July that a “large amount” of ammonium nitrate was being stored at Beirut's port, a couple of weeks before the explosion.

“President Aoun was informed on 20 July through a state security report about the presence of a large amount of ammonium nitrate in one of the wards of the port of Beirut,” the presidency posted on Twitter.