Tehran to send delegation to Lebanon to study death of Al-Majed

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 6

By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:

Iran will send a group to study the death of a Saudi terrorist who was reportedly behind an attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, MP Hojjatoleslam Morteza Agha Tehrani said on Jan. 6, the Jamnews website reported.

"Some officials from the foreign ministry and other related organizations will make up the team," he said.

Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Sunday that the death of Al-Majed is suspicious.

"Tehran doesn't know much about the death of Majed Al-Majed but it knows he died under suspicious circumstances," he said.

Al-Majed died in custody in Beirut on Saturday. He was arrested earlier this week in the Lebanese capital.

Al-Majed was the ring leader of Abdullah Azzam Brigades, which is an al-Qaeda offshoot. The group launched the attack against the Iranian Embassy last November. At least 23 people were killed in the blasts, including an Iranian diplomat. Over 160 others were also injured in the attack.

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