The large blasts today in Beirut are a serious problem.
With 24 dead and 174 wounded, it is one of the largest attack's of recent, and one of the worst attacks in the predominantly Shia area (and Hezbollah stronghold) of southern Beirut.
The conflict in Syria has attracted both Hezbollah and Iranian involvement in defending Syria's President Bashar Assad.
Many here in the region are saying this is a rebel payback for their support for Mr. Assad.
This attack is the first attack on an Iranian target, as the blasts occurred around the Embassy and the Iranian Cultural Attach