US does not rule out Iranian Revolutionary Guard role in Hariri’s murder

A U.S. source did not rule out the involvement of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps in the assassination of Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Al-Liwaa newspaper on Monday quoted the source as saying that “rising Iranian tension over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon ( STL) and remarks made by Iranian officials in this regard was due to fears that Iranian names could be implicated in Hariri’s assassination.”

Al-Liwaa said the source did not rule out that indictments could touch Mohammad Reza Zahedi, who is better known as Hassan Mahdavi, Force Commander of Quds Brigade in Lebanon, and Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in charge of the Lebanon-based Quds Brigade in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

This Brigade, which Hezbollah is affiliated with, is in charge of the Revolutionary Guards’ activity outside Iran, al-Liwaa added.

Hezbollah was established in Lebanon in 1982 by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

In its founding statement, Hezbollah declared itself committed to the “creation of an Islamic republic in Lebanon.” Tehran then sent hundreds of clerics and Revolutionary Guards to Lebanon to preach Iranian theology and draft recruits.

Hezbollah receives substantial amounts of financial, training, weapons, explosives, political, diplomatic, and organizational aid from Iran and Syria.

  • Walid Khouri

    First it was Syria, then HA, then Israel did it, now it is shifting to Iranian Revolutionary Guard, then we may blame Iran… before you know it someone will come out to say Hariri committed suicide by blowing himself up.

    • DanDan

      Guys, the Iranian revolutinary guard and HA members are like brothers, but that fact should not implicate Iran’s leadership necessarily. The same way, Iran and Syrian Intelligence were closely working together at the time of Hariri’s murder… But that does not mean that Syria’s leadership was behind the assassination… At the end these are individuals who worked together… We’ll only know who gave the orders and who knew of the plot when we allow the STL to indicte and interrogate these indivisuals… I for instance, suspect a Lebanese hand behind the murder much before anyone else’s hand. Lebanese hand could include Lahoud, HA, Syrian intelligence allies… then from there, other outsiders may have been involved, but all of this speculation…

      • Prophet

        Thank you for a you speculation DANDAN.

  • Joe

    Notice how only the current enemies of the West are being named, while its allies are completely ignored.

    This tribunal is nothing but political. We all know that Israel did it. Even the people who want to blame Syria or Hezbollah know that Israel actually did it.

    • Marc

      Joe did you work with STL to uncover the truth or you are bias like many other who believe Hassan is the truth incarnate in this world to show the world that Isreal is the real killer…

      • Joe

        I could ask you and everyone else who is blaming Hezbollah the same thing, Marc. At least when you blame Israel, you have precedent; evidence, motive, and outcome, whereas blaming anyone else sounds completely ridiculous and utterly biased. You are forgetting that the STL has even admitted to being politicized when it was busy blaming Syria. Why would it be any different now that is it blaming Hezbollah? You Lebanese are giving the STL a second chance to destroy Lebanon after the first chance failed, and everyone else in the world except the Lebanese can see this. You Lebanese are blinded by your religious prejudice and political rivalry that you don’t want to know the truth; you would rather have your smallest enemies take the heat because they are the easier target so you can claim ‘victory,’ instead of focusing on the real and more difficult target, Israel. This is a cowardly Lebanese tactic.

    • Tony A

      nice post joe.

  • Marc

    Syria, HA, IRan are all working together which in a way make sens to me Guys… It alliance shed in blood like one of HA politician said not so long ago…

  • Tony A

    its everybody but israel. gee i guess all these spies are not obvious enough?

    how many more do we need to catch?

    • Joe

      I’m starting to think everyone in Lebanon is an Israeli spy. At least this would explain why they are all blaming Hezbollah instead of the obvious culprit, Israel.

  • Youssef

    The STL has become a farce.

    Its fairly obvious that these accusations are being based on hidden agendas.

    One way or another its outcome is going to have a negative impact. The ramifications of which, will depend on who gets blamed.

    The question is who stands to gain the most from implicating HA, Syria, Iran?

    • Marc

      The real question who do we trust, to uncover the truth. HA or STL. In my mind the choice is clear…

      • Prophet

        MARC,HAVE SOME FAITH IN THE PROPHET.LOL

  • Youssef

    Marc, there are many questions that unfortunately dont have clear answers.

    As for trusting HA or STL in uncovering the truth, well what can I say other than that I dont trust either of them.

    History repeats itself and history has shown that we have been duped many times.

    • Marc

      Youssef,

      Brother,I understand your point of view. Show me a way where we the people of Lebanon united under one flag, who can help us seek the truth, so we can once more live together in peace.

      The reality my friend is nobody can guarantee our right for justice and truth. So we need to place our trust in our institution.

      But if we do that every parties in Lebanon will politize the investigation for real. So the only alternative facing us is to place our trust in a third party that is not implicate in our political nightmare, who is there to provide us with some kind of an understanding of what happens. So we can all move on and built our nation.

      Even Isreal, didn’t want the Un to investigate on the Flotilla. We need to adhere on international law if we want to be respected as a nation among others…

      Regards

  • Prophet

    As long as you don’t blame me,lol

  • george haddad N.J.

    Prophet it makes sense to accuse Iran of it too since there are so much pressure on it to abandon its nuclear program. I mean let’s just accuse syria.. oh wait its better to accuse Hezbollah and get them to take full blame for it. This way we can get them and Syria go at each other since Syria is being cleared here. And why not involved iran so to widen the conflicts between Syria and Iran. But wait Nassrallah said it was the spies who killed hariri with those false intelligence deceitful agents. Ah this is getting too complicated. Let’s just blame israel it always works for God’s sake. better yet let’s blame ghaddafi for it he don’t give a hoot anybody anyway.

  • george haddad N.J.

    Prophet it makes sense to accuse Iran of it too since there are so much pressure on it to abandon its nuclear program. I mean let’s just accuse syria.. oh wait its better to accuse Hezbollah and get them to take full blame for it. This way we can get them and Syria go at each other since Syria is being cleared here. And why not involved iran so to widen the conflicts between Syria and Iran. But wait Nassrallah said it was the spies who killed hariri with those false intelligence deceitful agents. Ah this is getting too complicated. Let’s just blame israel it always works for God’s sake. better yet let’s blame ghaddafi for it he don’t give a hoot about anybody anyway.

  • joey

    well why not try confuse .com they may have the answer well i do thing iran did supply the high tech to stop hariri equipment in the car from working syria supply the watch man to watch harir movmentand HA the heros did the killing as the truck is registered to one of HA its easy as 1 2 3

  • prophet

    GEORGE,

    My Friend, your frustration is making you loose your mind. I Read everything you posted, and my head is spinning much faster than my car engine… I don’t know what it is you want any more, LOL.

    Did you like the Allah story I posted for you?

  • prophet

    WHY DON’T YOU JUST BALME ME?LOL.I COULD BE IN TWO PLACES AT THE SAME TIME.AT LEASE MY WIFE THINKS I COULD.LOL

    • George Haddad N.J

      Yes Prophet it was you along who assasinated Hariri. I think I have Ariel Picture of you pushing the remote trigger. Oops nevermind you were eating falafel sandwish. false witness.. I mean false alarm Sorry!

      • Tony A

        blame it on the butler already.

  • jadm

    USA will indict every1 in the world except Isreal and Itself…bla bla bla

  • Tony A

    yo guys i just heard it wasnt the tooth fairy, it was actually ras………

  • Tony A

    agreed jadm

  • CHRISTIAN MARTYR

    I think the stl is a well trusted org as it is lebanese and there for no lie can be cheated! where as the world court and un investigations biased people will tell you they work in favour of israel…

    • Joe

      Because we all know that Lebanese don’t lie or act out of political or religious self-interest. Oh, wait, that’s what that 15 year-long civil war was about, and everything before and after it…