German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Friday against further destabilization in Lebanon caused by international efforts following the explosion that rocked Beirut earlier in the week, leaving over 140 people dead and 5,000 injured.

"No country can overcome a catastrophe like this alone," Maas told German newspaper the Saarbrücker Zeitung,  mentioning the aid from Germany and the European Union that is already flowing into the Middle Eastern country.

"In the European Union and internationally, we need to consider how we can provide help," he said. He also expressed criticism of the Lebanese government’s management of the country that many say led directly to the storage of dangerous chemicals that apparently led to the blast.

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