Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi arrives to attend a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Saudi Arabia is seeking the repatriation of the body of Majid al-Majid, the leader of an Al-Qaeda linked group that claimed responsibility for last year's deadly attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, caretaker Justice Minister Shakib Qortbawi told The Daily Star Tuesday.The minister said the request was sent after Majid's brother informed Saudi authorities he wanted the body returned to Saudi Arabia.Judicial sources told The Daily Star that the request to repatriate Majid's body would likely be approved.Iran voiced Tuesday its readiness to assist Lebanon investigate Majid's death.A source at the Saudi Embassy, speaking to The Daily Star, also dismissed reports that an autopsy would be carried out on Majid's body.
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