Wahab escalates his attacks against STL


During an interview with New TV former minister Wiam wahab, a staunch ally of Syria and Hezbollah launched another attack against the special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) calling it an “Israeli court” and urged his allies and the Lebanese to deal with it ( STL) on this basis ( as an Israeli court)

Wahab told New TV that based on the discussions the STL officials had with the Lebanese leaders the Tribunal is headed to indict Hezbollah in the murder of Hariri

Last Thursday Wahab told LBCI television that the cabinet should stop cooperating with STL.

“From the beginning, I said that the project of the STL is intended to harm Lebanon,” Wahab said, adding that the tribunal was politicized.

Wahhab also said that STL Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare and his predecessor, Detlev Mehlis, were “liars,” adding that the tribunal aims at “distorting Hezbollah’s image” to hold it responsible for past assassinations.

A Der Spiegel report dated May 2009 revealed a link between Hezbollah and the assassination of Hariri.

STL was formed to try the killers of Lebanon’s former PM Rafik Hariri , who was assassinated on February 14 , 2005.

Wahab accused the rightists of being behind the murder of Hariri.

He branded the tribunal as the “court of liars that can be bough with a bottle of wine”.

Wahhab also claimed that Lebanese PM Saad Hariri ( son of the former slain PM) has notr yet taken control of the cabinet and that( former PM Fouad ) Siniora is still in charge