BEIRUT, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri condemned Friday the terrorist attack that targeted London on Wednesday where four people were killed and at least 50 people wounded, including tourists from 12 different countries.
According to a statement by the PM's media office, Hariri sent a letter to the British Prime Minister Theresa May expressing his condolences and condemnation of the attack.
"It is with deep shock and utter sorrow that we received the news of the terrorist attack that struck the heart of London on Wednesday," said Hariri.
He added that the assault on Westminster, home of British democracy, is a "blatant onslaught on the values cherished by the free and enlightened world."
He urged all states to establish "an effective international cooperation mechanism to meet the challenges of the spread of terrorism."
The Islamist State (IS) claimed responsibility of the attack outside the parliament in London when a British-born assailant rammed his car into pedestrians and stabbed a police officer before being shot dead.