Iran condemns terrorist attack on Lebanese minister

Iran’s Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar RoknabadiIran’s Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi has censured the recent terrorist attack against the convoy of the Lebanese minister of youth and sports.

At least four people were injured after gunmen ambushed the convoy of Lebanese Minister of Youth and Sports Faisal Karami in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday.

According to a statement issued by Karami’s office, the minister was not hurt in the attack and that the four who were injured were his bodyguards.

Roknabadi held a telephone conversation with former Lebanese prime minister Omar Karami and Faisal Karami on behalf of Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.

The Lebanese minister, for his part, expressed appreciation for Iran’s heed to the issue.

Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) said that the incident took place after Karami’s bodyguards exchanged fire with protesters who were participating in a sit-in to demand the release of detainees held at Roumieh prison, which is located northeast of Beirut.

Shortly after the attack Karami told local TV channel OTV that he felt he was not the target of the attack, but rather that “the unrest aims at targeting the country’s security situation”. The minister, however, said that the incident represented an attack on his life.

By Press TV


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