Rahhal: Hezbollah acting as the party that killed Hariri


Environment Minister Mohammad Rahhal , a member of the March 14 alliance told New TV on Sunday that Hezbollah’s behavior, actions and statements suggest that the party committed the 2005 assassination of former premier Rafik Hariri.

“No one can cancel the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)…[It was established] upon a decision made by the UN,” Rahhal added.

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) , a body created by the United Nations Security Council in 2007 , at the request of the Government of Lebanon to investigate the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, has announced that it may issue indictments in the case by the end of 2010. Some Lebanese political leaders have warned publicly that the Tribunal’s findings could spark civil unrest or other violence.

In a related development Fatima al-Issawi , a spokesperson for the STL announced on Sunday her resignation from the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, citing “professional reasons.”

“I announce my resignation as a spokesperson for the STL for professional reasons,” Issawi said in a statement delivered to the state-run National News Agency.

She said she will not go into details about her resignation “out of respect for the position I had in the organization “



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