Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq (R) and Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil (2nd R) inspect the site of an explosion near the Iranian cultural centre in the southern suburbs of Beirut February 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Hussam Shebaro)
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Newly appointed ministers, envoys and international politicians denounced Wednesday's twin suicide bombings, calling for unity and calm in the face of the latest attack.Speaker Nabih Berri said Wednesday's twin explosions, which killed eight people including the suicide bombers, was a "challenge" to all Lebanese and that security was a "key priority" for the government.Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri echoed Salam's message following the bombing.Head of the Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea called on Hezbollah to stop sending its fighters to Syria and on the Lebanese government to tighten the country's borders.Hezbollah MP Ali Ammar, however, backed his party's decision not to withdraw its fighters from Syria.
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