German EU presidency condemns Lebanon bus attacks

Germany, which holds the European Union presidency, strongly condemned Tuesday's bombing of two buses in Lebanon and called on all in the country to help prevent the situation from escalating. Germany "calls upon all sides in Lebanon to take a determined stand against violence and to do everything they can to prevent the situation from escalating," an EU presidency statement said. "The political crisis in Lebanon can only be resolved through dialogue while ensuring that democratic processes are observed and the country's democratically legitimated institutions are respected," it added.