Iran Seeking to Send Lawyers to Lebanon to Pursue Embassy Attack Case
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s ministry of justice expressed willingness to dispatch a delegation comprised of lawyers and legal experts to Lebanon in order to participate in an investigation launched by the Lebanese authorities into a terrorist attack against Iran’s embassy in Beirut.
Iranian Minister of Justice Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi on Saturday sent a letter to his Lebanese counterpart Shakib Qortabawi, expressing gratitude to the Lebanese government and security organizations for their successful efforts to capture the commander of a terrorist group that masterminded an attack on Iran’s embassy in Beirut in November last year.
He also voiced Iran’s willingness to send a “team of lawyers and investigation experts” to Lebanon to take a role in the juridical probe into the deadly incident.
On November 19, twin explosions near the Iranian embassy building in Beirut claimed the lives of more than 2 dozens of people and injured 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 bombings.
Last week, the Lebanese army arrested Majed al-Majed, the Saudi commander of Abdullah Azzam Brigades.
However, the Saudi terrorists died on Saturday, January 4, after the deterioration of his health. Majed was suffering from kidney failure and required daily dialysis.
Elsewhere in the letter to his Lebanese counterpart, the Iranian justice minister wrote that Tehran expects Beirut to prepare the ground for the juridical delegation’s visit to Lebanon.
Pour-Mohammadi further hoped that completion of the inquiry into the incident would bring the perpetrators of the deadly attack to justice as soon as possible.