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Iran Condemns Tuesday Terrorist Attack in Lebanese Capital

Politics - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham condemned the Tuesday terrorist attack in Beirut, and called on the Lebanese nation to be watchful of the divisive plots hatched by enemies to wreak havoc on the Middle-Eastern country.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns today’s (Tuesday) terrorist and inhume incident in Beirut which killed and wounded a number of innocent Lebanese civilians, offers sympathy to the families of the victims of the heartrending incident, and wishes a speedy recovery for those injured,” Afkham said on Tuesday.

She added, “Undoubtedly, this terrorist act and other similar moves by Takfiri groups in Lebanon and the region are in line with the interests of the Zionist regime (of Israel), and are meant to undermine Lebanon's national unity, stability and security.”

The Iranian official further noted that the Lebanese nation and political leaders are very vigilant against plots hatched by the country’s enemies, and will not let insecurity prevail in the country.

The terrorist Al- Nusra Front in Lebanon, an offshoot of the radical Syrian rebel group, claimed Tuesday responsibility for a suicide attack in the Beirut Southern suburb of Haret Hreik.

Tuesday's attack which occurred on the bustling street of Al-Arid killed at least four people including a teenage girl and wounded 34 others.

The group also claimed a January 2 suicide bombing in the same area.

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