Saudi Arabia orchestrated the murder of Majed Al-Majed, the Saudi terrorist detained for the twin attacks against Iran’s Embassy in Lebanon, says a senior Iranian lawmaker.
“We believe that the mastermind behind the explosions in front of the Iran Embassy in Beirut and behind the murder of Majed Al-Majed is Saudi Arabia,” said Mohammad Hassan Asafari who sits on the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Majlis.
A Lebanese army statement said on Saturday that al-Majid had died in a military hospital in Beirut earlier in the day while receiving medical treatment for kidney failure.
Asafari said Al-Majed’s death occured at a time when his information was going to shed light on the recent assassinations and terrorist attacks in the Middle East.
The Iranian lawmaker added that Lebanese officials’ failure to establish the cause of Al-Majed’s death would prompt security challenges for the country in the future.
“This shows that Saudi Arabia’s moles, particularly those of Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, have infiltrated Lebanon, the Lebanese army and security apparatus,” Asafari noted.
Al-Majed was the Saudi commander of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an al-Qaeda offshoot that operates throughout the Middle East.
The group is responsible for the twin bomb attacks against the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on November 19 which killed 25 people and injured more than 150.
Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Beirut Hojjatoleslam Ebrahim Ansari and the wife of another Iranian diplomat were among the victims.