Iran FM to Visit Beirut with Loaded Agenda

The probe into the attack on Iran's embassy in Beirut in addition to other issues linked to Syria's war are on the agenda of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's talks with Lebanese officials.

Zarif will visit Beirut next Monday, the Lebanese foreign ministry said.

"Zarif will arrive on a one-day visit, to meet Lebanese officials and discuss the investigation into the attack on Iran's embassy and Majed al-Majed's case," a ministry source said Tuesday.

The November 19 double suicide bombing left scores of casualties, including Tehran's cultural attache.

Majed, a Saudi suspected of heading the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, which claimed responsibility for the attack, died in custody on January 4 from kidney failure.

A high-ranking Lebanese source told An Nahar daily published on Wednesday that Zarif will meet with President Michel Suleiman, Caretaker PM Najib Miqati, PM-designate Tammam Salam, his counterpart Adnan Mansour and Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

The sources did not rule out discussions on the repercussions of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon and the Geneva 2 peace talks.

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