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Hizballah Blames Saudi For Iran Attack

Source: RFE/RL

The head of the Lebanese Shi'ite militant group Hizballah has blamed Saudi Arabia for the bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut. The November 19 double-suicide bombing killed around 25 people.

Photos: Blasts Kill, Injure Scores Near Iranian Embassy In Beirut

The Al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility, saying the attack was in response to Iran's and Hizballah's backing of the Syrian government in the Syrian war.

Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah, speaking on Lebanese television December 3, said he believed the group had connections to Saudi intelligence agents.

He said the attack on the embassy, which is located in Hizballah's southern Beirut bastion, was "linked to Saudi Arabia's rage against Iran" over Saudi Arabia's "failure" in Syria.

Sunni-led Saudi Arabia has been a leading international backer of the rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Based on reports from AP and AFP

Copyright (c) 2013 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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