Civil defense workers extinguish cars at the site of an explosion in the Beirut neighborhood of Bir Hasan, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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A deadly twin car bomb attack near the Iranian Cultural Center in the Beirut district of Bir Hasan Wednesday drew national and international condemnation.Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya MP Imad Hout called on the new government to commit to the Baabda Declaration which calls for distancing Lebanon from the Syria crisis.Al-Qaeda linked groups have claimed the recent wave of bombings across Lebanon, particularly against predominantly-Shiite areas in Beirut's southern suburbs and the northeastern town of Hermel, and vowed to continue their attacks until Hezbollah quits Syria.In a Tweet, the U.S. Embassy condemned the "terrorist" bombings in Bir Hasan and offered condolences to the victims and their families.U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly called on the Lebanese to remain united in the face of such "appalling and indiscriminate terrorist actions". On the embassy's Twitter feed, Hale said his country stood firmly with the new government, the people of Lebanon as well as security forces in combating terrorism.
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