BEIRUT, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's Foreign Ministry expressed on Friday empathy with France in the face of what it called the "cowardly" Nice attack that has left 84 dead.
The ministry said in a statement that the assault targeted "the lung of Mediterranean tourism," and called for joint international efforts to stem terrorism.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tammam Salam expressed in a letter of condolences to French President Francois Hollande the "profound sorrow over this despicable crime" and the "solidarity of the Lebanese with France in this difficult moment."
Salam said the attack on France's national day makes it "an attack on freedom." Enditem