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Austria: 'Real action’ needed to combat terrorism – Lebanese FM Bassil01:57

Austria: 'Real action’ needed to combat terrorism – Lebanese FM Bassil

Austria, Vienna
November 14, 2015 at 13:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said that "real action" was needed to combat the threat of terrorism whilst speaking to press in front of the Imperial Hotel in Vienna, Saturday.

"Their (terrorists) message is that they don't fear us, they don't want us to find a solution for Syria, they don't care if we put them on our list of terrorists or no, because they will hit us no matter what we do and wherever we are. And our response to them should be by concrete actions, not arguing about details - who is a terrorist and who is not," Bassil stated, adding that "it is time to take real action or else they will mock us and they will come up stronger."

At least 43 people were killed and 240 left injured in twin suicide bomb attacks in a suburb of Beirut, Thursday. Shortly before 18.00 local time (16.00 GMT) two powerful explosions went off in the Bourj al-Barajneh area, a stronghold of the Shiite movement Hezbollah. One explosion took place outside a mosque and the other outside a shopping mall. On Friday evening at least 128 people were killed and more than 200 left injured after a series of coordinated attacks were carried out at six different locations across Paris. Militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) have claimed responsibility for both attacks.

Austria: 'Real action’ needed to combat terrorism – Lebanese FM Bassil01:57
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Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said that "real action" was needed to combat the threat of terrorism whilst speaking to press in front of the Imperial Hotel in Vienna, Saturday.

"Their (terrorists) message is that they don't fear us, they don't want us to find a solution for Syria, they don't care if we put them on our list of terrorists or no, because they will hit us no matter what we do and wherever we are. And our response to them should be by concrete actions, not arguing about details - who is a terrorist and who is not," Bassil stated, adding that "it is time to take real action or else they will mock us and they will come up stronger."

At least 43 people were killed and 240 left injured in twin suicide bomb attacks in a suburb of Beirut, Thursday. Shortly before 18.00 local time (16.00 GMT) two powerful explosions went off in the Bourj al-Barajneh area, a stronghold of the Shiite movement Hezbollah. One explosion took place outside a mosque and the other outside a shopping mall. On Friday evening at least 128 people were killed and more than 200 left injured after a series of coordinated attacks were carried out at six different locations across Paris. Militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) have claimed responsibility for both attacks.

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