No attack on Beirut Embassy: Iran’s Araqchi

Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi has dismissed reports about an attack on the Islamic Republic’s Embassy in Lebanon’s capital city, Beirut, describing them as incorrect.

“A small group gathered in front of Iran’s Embassy in Beirut and was dispersed by the security forces,” Araqchi said on Sunday.

“From what we have learned, a small group of the supporters of Takfiri groups clashed with the Lebanese army and security forces in an area, which was at least one kilometer away from the Islamic Republic of Iran Embassy compound, and casualties have been reported,” the Iranian spokesperson added.

Media reports quoted Lebanon’s security sources as saying that an unarmed Lebanese man was killed on Sunday by gunfire in the vicinity of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut. It is not yet known who killed the man.

The Lebanese army cordoned off the area near the Iranian Embassy.

By Press TV


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