UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Interpol sign an agreement


The UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Interpol reached a “more comprehensive agreement” on information sharing, the UN tribunal announced in a statement on Thursday.

The new agreement gives the UN tribunal access to Interpol’s databases and information system, said the statement. This agreement which was signed by STL President Antonio Cassese and INTERPOL Secretary-General Ronald Noble, is a more comprehensive cooperation agreement replacing the Interim Agreement which entered into force on Aug. 24, the statement added.

Meanwhile, the UN tribunal also announced the opening of its “Outreach Office” in Monteverde, east of the Lebanese capital.

The UN special tribunal was established on March 1, 2009 to try suspects that planned, facilitated and executed the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. He was killed along with 22 others in a suicide bombing in Beirut on Feb. 14, 2005. Xinhua