Lebanon says that Saudi Arabia' intelligence agency is responsible for the bombing outside of their embassy.
BEIRUT: Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Tuesday he was convinced a Lebanon-based Al-Qaeda group with direct links to Saudi intelligence was behind last month’s deadly bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut.
In a live interview on OTV, Nasrallah also took aim at Saudi Arabia over the kingdom’s policies on Iran and Syria, saying Riyadh was maintaining a hostile stance toward Tehran despite Iranian efforts for rapprochement and seeking to derail the planned Geneva 2 talks aimed at ending the Syrian conflict.
“We believe the Abdallah Azzam Brigades’ statement about the bombing ... this is a bona fide group that has a Saudi Emir and its leadership is directly linked to Saudi intelligence,” he said.
“Some of the branches that endorse the Al-Qaeda logic have been put into action by Saudi intelligence,” Nasrallah said, accusing the Saudi agency of operating Al-Qaeda-like groups in several parts of the world.
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