Matvienko: it is necessary to intensify joint efforts of Russia and Lebanon to fight terrorism

MOSCOW, November 13. The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko called for the intensification of joint efforts of Russia and Lebanon to combat terrorism. She stated this in his message to the President of the chamber of deputies of the Lebanese Republic Nabih Berri, sent in connection with a double terrorist attack in Beirut.

“Strongly condemning this heinous crime, confirmed by a strong belief in the necessity of increasing the coordination of joint efforts in combating terrorism in all its manifestations”, – said the head of the Federation Council. She also asked a Lebanese colleague to pass on to members of the upper house of the Russian Parliament’s “sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased, words of support and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured”.

The attack in the Lebanese capital made two suicide bombing on the area of ain-es-Sikka, where there is a Shiite mosque and the popular shopping centre “al-Mansour”. The latest reports in the Lebanese media, the victims of explosions began, 43 people, injured 239 people. The responsibility for this crime has assumed banned in the Russian terrorist group “Islamic state” that gave rise to his actions by revenge “heretics-Shia”.