Nasrallah, Iranian official discuss Beirut twin bombings

Nasrallah, Iranian official discuss Beirut twin bombings
Thu Nov 21, 2013 20:03:52

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hasan Nasrallah has discussed with Iranian Deputy Minister of Foreign Hossein Amir-Abdollahian the recent deadly attack against the Islamic Republic’s embassy in Beirut.

According to the Lebanese resistance group’s office, Nasrallah and Amir-Abdollahian discussed recent developments in the region and the suicide bombings that targeted the Iranian Embassy.

Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Ruknabadi attended the meeting along with the visiting official’s delegation.

Twin suicide bombings targeted the Iranian embassy Tuesday, killing 25 people including an Iranian diplomat and wounded over 150.

An al-Qaeda-affiliated group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigade, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, warning of further bombings unless Hezbollah withdraws its fighters from Syria.

Nasrallah vowed last week in a speech for the occasion of Ashura that his party would remain in Syria as long as needed.

Amir-Abdollahian met Wednesday with several Lebanese officials and affirmed his country's support for the resistance.

“We will not allow in any form the terrorist and extremist Takfiri forces, directed by the Zionist entity, to extend their criminal hands and again mess with the security and [natural] resources of all friendly and allied states, especially the brotherly Lebanese Republic,” Amir-Abdollahian told reporters after meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain al-Tineh.

“Despite this cowardly crime, we affirm our support for the resistance and deterrence axis. We will continue our cooperation and consultations with all regional states in order to confront the extremist Takfiri ideology,” the Iranian official said.

“Lebanon’s security is intertwined with the security of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he added.


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