U.S. Condemns al-Hasan Assassination as Unjustified 'Act of Terrorism'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The United States condemned Friday's deadly car bombing that killed Intelligence Bureau chief Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan as an act of terrorism.
"There is no justification for such violence," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. "It was a car bomb. We have no reason to believe it was not terrorism. We condemn this act of terrorism."
Nuland said the United States did not know who the perpetrators were but that all U.S. embassy staff were accounted for and there were no immediate reports of Americans being injured.
The powerful car bomb rocked a street adjacent to Sassine Square in Ashrafiyeh, leaving Hasan and seven other people dead and 78 people wounded, in the first such attack in the Lebanese capital since 2008.