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Lebanese figures and foreign officials Tuesday condemned the deadly car bombing that struck Beirut's southern suburbs, calling for the quick formation of a government in order to prevent similar attacks in the future.The U.S. Embassy in Beirut released a statement denouncing the bombing and what it called "abhorrent acts of terrorism" that undermined peace and unity in the country. It also reiterated U.S. support for Lebanon's security forces and called for the Baabda Declaration to be upheld. The French Foreign Ministry also released a statement condemning the attack and reaffirming its support for Lebanese institutions. The Iranian Foreign Ministry also slammed the attack, describing it as a "terrorist, inhumane act".Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt warned that Lebanon would witness more bomb attacks carried out by takfiri groups.Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani condemned the "criminal bombing" and said the recent attacks across Lebanon were against the rules of Islam.
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