Hezbollah intentionally gave the TIME interview, says MP Youssef


March 14 MP Ghazi Youssef said on Sunday that Hezbollah intentionally gave the interview with TIME magazine in order to embarrass the government and covey a message that the decision is in its hands.

Youssef told the Voice of Lebanon that “Prime Minister Najib Mikati and the government will try to cover this issue by pretending to be serious about it and sending security forces to search for the suspects.”

In the interview the Hezbollah member indicted in the murder of Hariri boasted : “The Lebanese authorities know where I live, and if they wanted to arrest me they would have done it a long time ago. Simply, they cannot.”

Four Hezbollah members have been indicted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), however, the Iranian and Syrian-backed Shiite group strongly denied the charges and refused to cooperate with the court.