Lebanon arrests Saudi ringleader behind Iranian embassy blast

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Lebanese security forces said they have arrested the Saudi ringleader of a group responsible for the recent bombings in front of Tehran’s embassy in Beirut, which left 23 dead, including cultural attaché Ebrahim Ansari.

“A security force has confirmed the detention of Majed al-Majed, the leader of (terrorist) Abdullah Izzam Brigade by the Lebanese security forces a few days ago,” al-Mayadeen TV reported on Tuesday night.

Abdullah Brigade claimed the responsibility for the two bomb blasts which killed 23 people and injured 146 others near the Iranian embassy compound in the Lebanese capital in mid November. The attack targeted just 10 meters away from the embassy in Beirut’s Southern neighborhood of Jinah, inflicting much damage to the compound.

A few days later, the Lebanese police announced that they had identified the two suicide bombers who attacked the Iranian embassy.

The police said Moin Abu Zahr, a 20-year-old Lebanese national and a follower of Sunni Salafi Sheikh Ahmed Al-Assir, was responsible for carrying out the first attack, and Omar Sobheh was announced to have carried out the second terrorist operation.

In relevant remarks in December, Iranian lawmakers took Takfiri groups affiliated to Riyadh responsible for the bombings, saying that the terrorists have had the backup of Riyadh.

“Such terrorist events are created by those who are the hirelings of the al-Saud,” member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Avaz Heidarpour said in a press conference in Tehran.

Naming the terrorist group which carried out the bombings against the Iranian embassy as ‘Abdullah Brigade’, he said the two main culprits behind the attack were Arab nationals.

Also, Vice-Chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mansour Haqiqatpour said that such terrorist attacks are carried out by Takfiri groups affiliated to the reactionary countries.

“Similar events which have happened in Iraq and Syria were led by Saudi Arabia as well,” he underlined.

By Fars News Agency

 

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