Iran asks Lebanon to interrogate Al-Qaeda suspect

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Tehran has asked Lebanon to take part in the ongoing investigation with a Saudi man suspected of being the head of the Abdallah Azzam Brigades that claimed responsibility for the Iranian Embassy bombings, Iran's envoy said on Jan. 2, Dailystar reported.

"Iran officially asked Lebanon to participate in the investigation with Majid al-Majid given that he is the one responsible for the Iranian Embassy bombings," Iranian Ambassador Ghazanfar Roknabadi told a local television.

Caretaker Foreign Affairs Minister Adnan Mansour also confirmed Iran's request.

A security source told The Daily Star Thursday DNA samples from the suspect have been sent to Saudi Arabia and that the results are expected to be announced later in the day.

Wanted by the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, Majed is a commander in Al-Qaeda and head of Abdallah Azzam Brigades which claimed a twin suicide attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut last November that claimed the lives of 30 people, including an Iranian diplomat, and wounded 150 others.

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