Abdo: STL indictment is a giant step towards the unity of Lebanon


Former ambassador Johnny Abdo said the issuance of the indictment is a giant step towards the unity of Lebanon, saying that this matter may be only the tip of the iceberg and the beginning and not the end.

Abdo , in an interview with MTV said: “I hope the March 14 leaders will not confront the other team which along with its allies will be confronted by the International Tribunal, the judiciary and the International community.

Abdo added: “Lets wait and see if the new cabinet will agree to finance the Tribunal. If it does not we will then know they don’t want to support it.

Abdo then asked: “Does Mikati feel that the people around him consider themselves above the state ? Mikati should know that no one has anything to do with the government except Hezbollah and Syria, and he should also know that the Sunni community in Lebanon, is with Hariri by a large margin and 99% of them are with Lebanese sovereignty. ”

In response to a question Abdo said : “Did you notice that the indictment did not mention Hezbollah but names of individuals . It is about time Hezbollah should show some humility independence and sovereignty. Does the party consider itself bigger than the entire region and are they ready to face the entire international community?”

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued the indictments in the assassination of Lebanon’s former PM Rafik Hariri . An STL delegation met with Lebanon’s state prosecutor said Mirza on Thursday and handed him a copy of the Lebanon portion of the indictment which includes four names: Mustafa Badreddine, Salim Ayyash, Hassan Aneissy, Assad Sabra.