Tehran Seeking to Interrogate Terrorist behind Attack on Iran's Embassy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran said it wants to participate in interrogating the leader of an al-Qaeda linked terrorist group responsible for the recent deadly attack against Iranian embassy in Beirut, media reports said on Thursday.
A report by Lebanese Al Manar TV said Iran has asked Lebanon to take part in the interrogation session of Majed al-Majed, the Saudi commander of the Abdallah Azzam Brigades that claimed responsibility for the Iranian Embassy bombings.
The Lebanese media reported on Wednesday that the Arab country’s Army had arrested Majed al-Majed, the Saudi commander of Abdullah Azzam Brigades a few days ago.
In a relevant report, Lebanese daily, The Daily Star, quoted Iran’s Envoy to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi as saying that Tehran has asked Lebanon to take part in the ongoing investigation with a Saudi man suspected of being the head of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.
"Iran officially asked Lebanon to participate in the investigation with Majid al-Majid given that he is the one responsible for the Iranian Embassy bombings,” Roknabadi told a local television, Daily Star reported.
Caretaker Foreign Affairs Minister Adnan Mansour also confirmed Iran’s request, the report added.
Meantime, the Iranian parliament on Wednesday expressed gratitude to the Lebanese government for its successful efforts to capture the commander of a terrorist group.
On November 19, two explosions occurred around Iran’s embassy in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, killing more than 2 dozen of people and injuring some 150 others. Iranian cultural attaché in Beirut was also among the dead.
Later, an al-Qaeda-linked group, Abdullah Azzam Brigades, claimed responsibility for the twin bombings.
Vice Chairman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mansour Haqiqatpour told the Tasnim News Agency on January 1 that the legislature has sent a message to the Lebanese government in acknowledgement of its efforts to arrest perpetrators of the terrorist attack.