Tehran (IP) - Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman condemned shooting at Lebanese protesters on Friday, calling on Lebanese government to identify the perpetrators behind the crime.

Iran PressIran news: Iran believes that the people, government and army, as well as the Lebanese resistance, will successfully pass the crisis which has its roots in the Israeli regime, Saeed Khatibzadeh stated.

Condemning the anonymous gunmen's opening fire on the Lebanese people demonstrating peacefully in Beirut, Saeed Khatibzadeh called on the country's authorities to prosecute the perpetrators of the crime, soon. 

It is imperative that the Lebanese government identify and arrest those behind these crimes and mischief, the spokesman noted.

The peaceful protest in Beirut on Thursday was related to the last year’s Beirut Port blast probe.

Lebanese took to the streets to protest an order by a judge investigating the case of the Beirut Port blast in August 2020 to detain several Lebanese ministers and representatives.

They were protesting outside the Justice Palace when a number of anonymous gunmen attacked them, killing 6 and injuring over 60 others.

Khatibzadeh said that the Islamic Republic of Iran underscores the importance of peace and stability in Lebanon and was closely monitoring the developments.

Khatibzadeh offered his condolences to the Lebanese government and people, especially the bereaved families, and prayed for the health of the injured.

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Earlier, Lebanon was engaged in demonstrations due to the fuel crisis and severe livelihood conditions due to the US-imposed sanctions on the Lebanese people. 

Secretary-General of Hezbullah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah also called on the Lebanese cabinet to ask for a sanctions waiver to import fuel from Iran to help the people of Lebanon. 

So far, some ships carrying fuel from Iran have arrived in Lebanon. 

The US is perpetually creating a crisis in Lebanon in a bid to force the formation of a Western-friendly administration there.


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