US pledges to aid Beirut bomb probe amid Lebanon violence
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to help Lebanon investigate Friday’s deadly car bombing in Beirut, as parts of the city were engulfed in violence that some observers say heralds the spread of civil war from neighboring Syria.
She spoke with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Sunday to reiterate U.S. condemnation of the attack - which killed intelligence chief Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan - calling it “heinous”, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said.
“The secretary emphasized the United States’ firm commitment to Lebanon’s stability, independence, sovereignty and security,” Nuland said in a statement.