Iran, Lebanon examine legal proceedings about terrorist attack on Embassy

Beirut, Jan 7, IRNA – Iran's Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi conferred on Tuesday with the Lebanese Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi on expansion of judiciary cooperation between the two countries.

In the meeting, the two sides examined the recent terrorist bomb blast near Iran's Embassy in Beirut.

Roknabadi referred to the letter sent by Iran's Justice Minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi calling for dispatch of and Iranian judiciary delegation to examine the legal proceedings about bomb explosions near Iran's embassy in Beirut.

Iran has very good experience in campaign against terrorism and is ready to dispatch a team to Lebanon to exchange views about legal proceedings about the terrorist attack in front of Iran Embassy in Beirut.

Roknabadi appreciated the serious efforts made by Lebanese police to arrest the terrorists involved in the mass killing of people in Beirut and the legal action taken by the Lebanese Justice Ministry and hoped that the case will be concluded as soon as possible.

Welcoming Iran's offer for mutual cooperation to follow up the case with the court of justice, he said that cooperation in campaign against terrorism is a positive move in the world, Araqchi said.

The Lebanese minister, for his part, said the terrorist attack on Iran's Embassy in Lebanon is regarded as aggression on Iran's territory.

Terrorism is regarded as a dangerous phenomenon which threatens the entire region, said the Lebanese minister.

After terrorist act against Iran's Embassy in Beirut, Tehran officially called for taking part in interrogation procedures of the Saudi terrorist.

The explosion claimed lives of 25 people including Iran's Cultural Attache' to Lebanon Ebrahim Ansari and injured some 150 others.

Iran said that an Iranian expert delegation is to visit Beirut while the Iranian Foreign Minster Mohammad Javad Zarif is to visit Beirut next Monday.