Wahab launches another attack against STL


During an interview with Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV on Saturday, former minister Wiam Wahab called on Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his government to stop dealing with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

“Anyone who deals with the outcome of the court (case) by pointing his arrow at Hezbollah will be considered an Israeli,” Wahab threatened.

This is not the first time Wahab, a staunch ally of Syria and Hezbollah attacks the STL.

Last month 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.

Wahab also told New TV on July 5 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.

During another interview with New TV earlier this month , Wahab launched another attack against the 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).

Yesterday Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called STL an “Israeli project.”

A Der Spiegel report dated May 2009 revealed a link between Hezbollah and the assassination of Lebanon’s former PM Rafik Hariri, father of the current prime minister.

STL was formed by the United Nations to try the killers of former PM Hariri , who was assassinated on February 14 , 2005.

Initially Syria was accused of being behind Hariri’s murder , but ever since the Der Spiegel report surfaced, all fingers have been pointing at Hezbollah. Many analysts however believe that Hezbollah could not have done it without Syria’s help.