Envoy calls Israel main beneficiary of terrorist attacks in Lebanon

TEHRAN (FNA)- The terrorist blasts in Lebanon are supported by the Zionist regime, Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Qazanfar Roknabadi said, adding that such attacks merely benefit Israel.

Roknabadi made the remarks in a meeting with Lebanon’s Army Commander General Jean Kahwagi in Beirut on Wednesday.

Roknabadi accused the Zionist regime of supporting terrorist groups, saying the regime benefits from terrorist actions.

The two sides also talked about a visit of an Iranian expert delegation to Lebanon to help with the investigation into the attack with the Lebanese army commander voicing his country’s readiness in this regard.

Kahwagi, for his part, briefed the Iranian ambassador on the measures taken by Beirut officials to track down the culprits behind the November attack against the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

Iran announced on Tuesday plans to send a probe team to the Lebanese capital to investigate the death of the Saudi mastermind of the November bombing in front of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Majed Al-Majed.

Last Tuesday, the Lebanese security forces said they had arrested Majed al-Majed, the Saudi ringleader of Abdullah Izzam Brigade which has claimed responsibility for the November 19 bombings in front of Tehran’s embassy in Beirut, which left 23 dead, including cultural attaché Ebrahim Ansari.

On Saturday, a Lebanese army General, who spoke on the conditions of anonymity in line with regulations, said Al-Majed died in custody in Lebanon. The General said Al-Majed died on Saturday after suffering kidney failure.

Political analysts believe that the supporters and financers of Abdullah Izzam terrorist group have killed Majed for the fear of the possible revelations he could make against the Saudi Takfiri groups and his masters.

Also, other observers say that the Lebanese security forces had started Majed’s interrogation before his death, but refrained from disclosing their information upon Riyadh’s request.

Al-Majed, a Saudi citizen was detained in Lebanon late last month and had been held at a secret location. According to Islamist websites, al-Majed was announced as leader of the Brigades in 2012.

The Abdullah Izzam Brigades was formed in 2009 and is believed to have branches in both the Arabian Peninsula and Lebanon, but may have been active as early as 2004.

By Fars News Agency


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