Iran ready to help Lebanon in Embassy attack probe: Envoy

Iran ambassador to Lebanon says Tehran is prepared to assist the Lebanese government with the interrogation of the captured Saudi mastermind of the recent bomb attack on Iranian Embassy in Beirut.

In an exclusive interview with Lebanese television network, al-Manar, on Thursday, Ghazanfar Roknabadi said Iran has officially submitted a request to Lebanese authorities to participate in the questioning of Majed al-Majed, the Saudi commander of al-Qaeda-affiliated group, Abdullah Azzam Brigades.

“Cooperation between Iranian and Lebanese sides over the full identification of those behind the terrorist act is underway,” he pointed out.

Roknabadi further noted, “Tehran has been in contact with relevant Lebanese officials…since the day of terrorist attack in front of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, and an Iranian expert group has even traveled to Lebanon to investigate the case.”

On November 19, two blasts outside Iran Embassy in the southern neighborhood of Janah in Beirut left at least 25 people dead, including six Iranian nationals, and wounded over 150 others.

Al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the twin bombings.

On Wednesday, the Lebanese government confirmed the arrest of al-Majed.

Lebanese caretaker Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn said he “was arrested by the intelligence services of the Lebanese army in Beirut.”

By Press TV


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