Tehran condemns Friday terrorist attack in Beirut
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi condemned here on Friday, the terrorist attack in Beirut which resulted the death of at least eight people including a senior security official, IRNA reported.
Salehi has offered his condolences to the Lebanese nation and government in a telephone conversation with his Lebanese counterpart Adnan Mansour.
He emphasized that the enemies seek to increase insecurity in the region and achieve their ill intentions.
The Iranian foreign minister underlined the importance of unity among all groups and their vigilance vis-a-vis the current sensitive situation.
Mansour, for his part, thanked Salehi and stressed the importance of consultations between the two countries with the purpose of consolidating regional stability and security.
A deadly car bomb blast in Beirut's eastern Ashrafiya district killed at least eight people, injured scores of others, and damaged buildings.
The intelligence chief of Lebanon's Internal Security Forces, General Wissam al-Hassan, was also among those killed in the blast. Lebanese protesters took to the streets shortly after the explosion to condemn Hassan's assassination.
The blast was the first major bomb attack in Beirut since 2008. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said the government was trying to identify the perpetrators and that they would be punished.
Lebanese protesters took to the streets shortly after the explosion to condemn Hassan's assassination.