Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Wednesday that his country will do all it can to prevent terrorism from fanning out to Lebanon.


Sergey Lavrov and his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil


“Russia will do everything it can to prevent terrorism from spreading to Lebanon,” said Lavrov prior to a meeting with his Lebanese counterpart Jebran Bassil in Moscow.


“Russia is ready to support the Lebanese army. It is crucial to mobilize a broad front against the Islamic State and to push the political operation in Syria,” said Lavrov in a press conference afterward.


Recall that last week a twin terrorist bombing rocked the Bourj al-Barajneh neighborhood south of Beirut that killed at least 43 and wounded over 200.


The bombing was claimed by the Islamic state.


Lebanon has been without a president since May 2014 when the term of Michel Suleiman ended without the election of a successor.