Iranian delegation in Lebanon to discuss embassy bombing


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An Iranian judicial delegation, headed by deputy Justice Minister Abdul Ali Mirkouhi, held talks in Thursday with several Lebanese officials on the investigation into the twin bombings that targeted the Iranian embassy in Beirut in November, reported National News Agency.

The delegation met with Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji , caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour, caretaker Justice Minister Chakib Qurtbaoui and caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel.
The delegation voiced its readiness to cooperate with and offer its expertise to Lebanese authorities in the ongoing investigation and their fight against terrorism, NNA added

“Iran was among the first countries to suffer from terrorism and we have garnered sufficient expertise in this field,” remarked Mirkouhi.

“Iran condemns all types of terrorist attacks that target people and the security of countries,” he continued.

“No country in the region can confront this threat alone, which therefore requires international or regional cooperation among them,” he added.

“We must all continue to cooperate together in order to put an end to this danger that it threatening the future of the region,” he stressed.

The delegation is expected to also hold talks with General Prosecutor Samir Hammoud.

At least 20 people were killed during twin suicide bombings near the Iranian embassy in Beirut on November 19.

The al-Qaida-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was aimed at pressuring the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group to withdraw its fighters from Syria.