Iran’s Zarif holds talks with Lebanese president
Iran’s Zarif holds talks with Lebanese president

Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister "Mohammad Javad Zarif" kicked off his visit to Lebanon Monday and held talks with President "Michel Sleiman" at Baabda Palace.

Zarif, who arrived Sunday night in Beirut, left the Presidential Palace without making a statement. The Iranian official is also expected to meet with a number of Lebanese officials and is scheduled to visit Hezbollah's "Mausoleums of Martyrs" later in the day and pay respects to the victims of the Nov. 19 Iran Embassy bombing.

Upon arriving in Beirut, Zarif said Tehran would send an Iranian delegation to probe the file of Majid al-Majid, the head of an al-Qaeda offshoot who died in Lebanon last week after being arrested in connection with the bombing of the Iranian Embassy.

Majid al-Majid is wanted by the U.S, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Iran. The Saudi national was head of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an al-Qaeda-affiliated group that claimed responsibility for the attack on Iran’s embassy. The blasts killed 30 people, including an Iranian diplomat.


Talks are expected to look at the situation in Lebanon as well as recent developments in the region, especially with regard to the Syrian crisis.

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