Iran Thursday condemned the murder of another anti-Syrian lawmaker and five others in Lebanon car bombing, saying the blast was aimed at causing instability ahead of a crucial presidential vote.
"This terrorist act aimed to cause instability in Lebanon in the current sensitive situation, when the initiative of Lebanon parliament speaker is taking shape," foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said.
He was referring to an offer by Lebanon's parliament speaker Nabih Berri, an opposition chief, to drop a demand for a unity government if the country's feuding political parties agree on a concensus candidate for the presidency.
Hosseini blamed Israel, for Wednesday's murder of MP Antoine Ghanem in a mainly Christian neighbourhood of Beirut.
"It comes from ominous plots of the Zionist regime, which has always been threatening Lebanese sovereignty, independence, security and people's solidarity," he said in a statement.
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