Rouhani on Beirut Bombs: Mistaken Are Those Who Think Terrorism Guarantees Achieving Goals

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday commented on the double blast that rocked the Beirut neighborhood of Bir Hassan, stating that whomever thinks terrorism achieves its goals “is mistaken.”

"Those who believe through terrorism and assassinations and violence can achieve their goals are mistaken,” Rouhani said at a meeting of the Iranian cabinet.

He added: “This time again they are committing a mistake.”

"We must say to the attackers that the people of the region have adopted a united stand of solidarity and resilience in front of aggressions and we will not abandon this path.”

The Iranian leader continued: “It appears that regimes that could not deliver their intended messages through other means, and that could not get anyone to listen to them ware seeking this through terrorism, violence and fear.”

Rouhani offered his condolences to the families of the victims and to the relatives of Iranian embassy's cultural adviser Sheikh Ibrahim al-Ansari.

At least 23 people were killed and more than 145 others were wounded in a twin blast that took place on Tuesday morning near the Iranian Embassy in the neighborhood of Bir Hassan in Beirut's southern suburbs.

A security official said the first suicide attacker was on a motorcycle that carried two kilograms of explosives. He blew himself up at the large black main gate of the Iranian mission, damaging the three-story facility.

Less than two minutes later, the second suicide attacker driving a car rigged with 50 kilograms of explosives struck about 10 meters away, the official said.

The al-Qaida-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the bombings, according to the Twitter page of a cleric linked to the group.

"The Abdullah Azzam brigades - the Hussein bin Ali cells - are behind the attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut," Sheikh Sirajeddine Zuraiqat, the group's religious guide, posted on Twitter.

Comments 17
Thumb benzona 20 November 2013, 21:26

Of my God, THE STATEMENT OF THE YEAR!les rois du terrorisme donnent leçons et conseils LoL³

Thumb lebanon_first 20 November 2013, 22:13

Why didnt Iran do its share of terrorist acts in Lebanon with the help of evil Assad? And today Iran is in control of Lebanon with its proxy Hezb Iran.
Therefore unfortunately terrorism yields results.

Thumb primesuspect 20 November 2013, 23:55

Nusra-la, Hizbu-la, can rot in hell, so can their terroristas sponsors destroying our once beautiful and heavenly country. They brought Al Qaeda 2 lebanon, they can all die now, right there. accusing Saudia Arabia or America is useless, they r the filth murdering 100.000+ thousand people in Syria in order 4 the giraff 2 retain power, not America/Arabia.

Die! Die! Die! and take your filthy supporters with u.

Thumb mckinl 21 November 2013, 01:44

The enemies of peace can not and will not be allowed to prevail. These are of course the KSA and Israel. This time around it is the KSA that plans and funds violence in Lebanon.

The KSA wishes to establish Wahhabi-Salafist religion as the "state religion" throughout MENA and Israel wants to cleanse Palestine of Palestinians.

They will fail but the costs go up astronomically with the failure of the nuclear and Syria negotiations. Violence will only lead to death and destruction without any positive options afterward.

Thumb freedomarch 21 November 2013, 02:42

I second him! No to Terrorism, To To Iran Terrorism, No To Nusra No to Ghizbo-la ;)

Thumb benzona 21 November 2013, 12:13

i LOVE your avatar!

Thumb benzona 21 November 2013, 12:14

you should print it on black t-shirts...(their favourite colour) you'd make some $$$.

Missing cedars 21 November 2013, 05:08

Who drove the first suicide bomb truck in Beirut?
who are the inventors of suicidal operations?
Who taught others how to be fanatic?
Do you remember the French Paratroopers/Marines in 1980s? and who bombed them to drive them out of Lebanon?
What goes around comes around.

Thumb geha 21 November 2013, 08:50

with people like ft around, we have a new meaning of traitor :)
the traitor in FT's eyes is the Lebanese who hails only for his country, and the patriot is the one who hails for iran :)
twisted mind ft!
please go and learn what a traitor is then come back and label yourself.

Missing peace 21 November 2013, 11:15

so tell us if the lebanese state has invited revolutionary guards in lebanon or is it your beloved iranian militia?
tell us if the presence of hezbollah in syria DESPITE the presidential call to disassociate is a sign of obeying the state of lebanon?
tell us if your beloved iranian party has the right to DECIDE the fate of the country instead of the gvt?

of course you will say hezbollah has all the rights as you faithfully support them like a brave little soldier you are....

Thumb thepatriot 21 November 2013, 16:08

FT... u r sick!

Thumb lebanon_first 21 November 2013, 09:09

These comments coming from the Islamic banana republic of iran , official inventor of state sponsored terrorism, creator of the suicide attack technique.
This is as hypocritical as it gets.

Default-user-icon dddd (Guest) 21 November 2013, 10:48

and mistaken you are if u think toruling from tahran to Tripoli ya abou laffeh el moutanawwer! seriously look at the picture of middle east rulers they are from the stone age with a hygienic problem look!

Thumb benzona 21 November 2013, 12:15

in appearance, yes.... behind the scenes, no!

Thumb beiruti 21 November 2013, 16:15

A curious admission from a practitioner of the art. But hopefully a lesson well learned so that this cycle of attack, retaliation and reprisal can come to an end.

Missing peace 21 November 2013, 17:26

"Those who believe through terrorism and assassinations and violence can achieve their goals are mistaken,”

LOL said the one whose gvt killed iranian opponents abroad, beats demonstrators in iran, sends christians to jail because of their religion....

Default-user-icon Truth (Guest) 22 November 2013, 01:29

You first are mistaken Mr Rouhani, as your statement applies to you first !