Syria strongly condemned bomb blast outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut

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Publish Date: 13:56 - 19 November 2013
Syria has strongly condemned a double bomb blast outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday that killed at least 22 people, official media reported.
"The Syrian government firmly condemns the terrorist attack carried out near the Iranian embassy in Beirut," state television said.

Twin bombings rocked Tuesday Lebanon's capital city of Beirut in Hezbollah's stronghold at the southern suburbs near the Iranian embassy, leaving at least 22 killed and 50 others injured.
According to the state-run National News agency (NNA) a suicide bomber blew himself up in a parking lot near the embassy at 10:15 a.m. followed by another suicide bomber who blew a bobby-trapped car near the embassy.
 A local security source estimated the weight of the explosive materials used in the explosion to be around 100 kgs of TNT.
Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati called the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon Ghadanfar Roknabadi and sent him condolences for the killed.


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14:33 16 September 1392
The LA Times piece focuses on sinotacns, not military action, and the WSJ piece provides a long list of practical difficulties in carrying out a military attack, not least that it would be impossible for Israel's military to uproot a program widely dispersed in a country the size of Iran.As for the US, given the (lamentable) lack of will amongst too many American politicians to properly resource the fight against the Taliban, what appetite do they really have for armed conflict with a much more formidable foe like Iran?Missing from the WSJ piece is what Iran might do the day after an attack. The opportunities for revenge would be many.
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