Iran's Delegation Due in Lebanon to Pursue Cause of Al-Majed’s Death
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian deputy foreign minister said Tehran is planning to send a team to Lebanon in order to take a deeper look at the cause of death of Majed al-Majed, the Saudi terrorist who masterminded a deadly attack on Iran’s embassy in Beirut.
“An investigative and juridical delegation, representing Iran’s ministries of foreign affairs and justice will soon arrive in Beirut to study the autopsy on the body of Majed al-Majed, and conduct investigation in this regard,” Deputy Foreign Minister for African and Middle Eastern Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian told reporters on Monday.
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.
Earlier on January 4, Iranian Minister of Justice Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi 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 the terrorist attack against Iran’s embassy in Beirut.
And in relevant remarks on Sunday, the Iranian foreign ministry said the country remains resolute in its decision to pursue the November attack on its embassy in Beirut through legal and international channels irrespective of reports that main culprit behind the attack has been pronounced dead.
“There will be no disruption to the legal pursuit of the terrorist attack on Iran’s embassy in Beirut,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said at the time.
Meantime, Lebanon's caretaker justice minister said on Sunday that deteriorating health led to the death of Majid al-Majid, citing a medical examiner’s report.
“A report by the medical examiner showed that Majid died of natural causes because his medical situation had deteriorated,” Minister Shakib Qortbawi told The Daily Star.