The Lebanese Presidential Office denied what was broadcast by Al-Hadath TV station and the Al-Arabiya website that President Michel Aoun granted Lebanese citizenship to Zainab Soleimani, the daughter of former Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani.
Al-Arabiya had tweeted on its official account that it was reported that President Aoun signed a decree that sparked a lot of controversies, according to which Zainab, the daughter of former Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, was granted Lebanese citizenship.
Lebanese activists said on social media that countries grant citizenship to scientists, artists, and doctors, and not to the daughter of a person classified as a terrorist in more than one country.
It is noteworthy that Soleimani’s daughter is married to Reza Safi al-Din, son of Hashem Safi al-Din, the second man in the Hezbollah militia.
The name of Abdullah Safi al-Din, the representative of the Hezbollah militia in Iran, nicknamed The Ghost, has been mentioned repeatedly in reports related to drug smuggling, especially within a triangle called “Iran, Lebanon, Venezuela”, according to the Persian-language Kayhan London newspaper.