Lebanese army chief vows to probe into terrorist attack on Iranian embassy

Beirut, Jan 8, IRNA – The terrorist attack on Iranian embassy in Beirut is an action against Lebanon and Beirut will make every effort to investigate the case, said Lebanon’s Army commander General Jean Kahwagi on Wednesday.

Kahwagi made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi to discuss the incident a few days after the arrest and subsequent death of Saudi terrorist, Majid al-Majid, the main person behind the attack.

During the meeting, the Lebanese army chief briefed the Iranian ambassador on the measures taken by Beirut officials to track down the culprits behind the attack.

Kahwagi called for cooperation of all regional countries to fight terrorism which he said is a threat to the entire region.

In the meantime, the Iranian ambassador praised Lebanese officials for their investigation into the terrorist attack targeting Iranian embassy.

Roknabadi accused the Zionist regime of supporting terrorist groups, saying this regime benefits from terrorist actions.

The two sides also talked about a visit of an Iranian expert delegation to Lebanon to help with the investigation into the attack with the Lebanese army commander voicing his country’s readiness in this regard.

Iranian Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, in a recent letter to his Lebanese counterpart, called for a delegation of Iranian legal experts to be dispatched to Lebanon to help the Lebanese officials with their investigation into the bombing.

Twin blasts near Iranian embassy in Beirut on November 19 killed 25, including Iran’s cultural attaché in Lebanon, leaving over 150 others wounded.

Majid al-Majid, the Saudi leader of Abdullah Azzam terrorist group which had claimed responsibility for the attack was recently arrested but died under suspicious circumstances few days after his arrest.