US, Israel Main Beneficiaries of Beirut Twin Blasts: Speaker
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani emphasized on Wednesday that the US and the Zionist regime of Israel stand to gain maximum benefits from acts similar to Beirut terrorist attacks on Tuesday.
“There is no doubt that the United States and the Zionist regime gain maximum interests from this type of operation, as they have been dreaming of creating chaotic conditions in Lebanon and sowing the seeds of discord among the Muslims,” said Larijani.
For this reason, they entered the Syrian fray to undermine the resistance axis and to set Muslims on one another, he added.
“Some countries in the region have had quite dark records in organizing such operations in the course of the past years; they should realize that we have known them ever since years ago, and they have even said that they had a roles in establishment of these adventurist groups. These groups serve as instruments in the hands of certain countries in the region which arm and finance them,” he said.
He said that since Islamic unity and solidarity are of extreme importance for the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran analyzes such issues with great patience and does not permit Takfiri groups to further their agenda and tarnish the image of Islam.
"Some of the regional countries should know that carrying out such horrific measures is not a challenge, and that it only proves their desperation and sense of inferiority," Larijani added.
This comes after Tuesday's twin explosions around Iran's embassy in Beirut killed at least 23 people and injured some 150 others. The Iranian cultural attaché, Ebrahim Ansari, was wounded in the blasts but later succumbed to his extensive injuries in a hospital in Beirut.
The blasts took place two minutes apart, with one man on foot detonating an explosive vest, and the second explosion caused by a car bomb.
The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an offshoot of al-Qaeda that operates in Lebanon, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist bombings.