STL president: Lebanon is 11 months late in paying its share

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President Michel Suleiman met with Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) President Judge Sir David Baragwanath during his first visit to Lebanon since he was appointed , National News Agency reported on Wednesday

Baragwanath was accompanied by STL Vice President Judge Ralph Riachi .

Suleiman and Baragwanath discussed the tribunal’s work NNA reported but did not elaborate any further.

Baragwanath’s first meeting was with PM Nagib Mikati at the Grands Serail . During their meeting they discussed the cooperation between the Tribunal and Lebanon. Mikati reportedly reaffirmed Lebanon’s commitment to UN resolutions including 1757 which established the tribunal .

Baragwanath reportedly briefed Mikati on STL’s work and said that the sole purpose of the tribunal is to achieve justice by punishing the killers involved in the crime . Baragwanath also reportedly reminded Mikati that Lebanon is 11 months late in paying its share of the STL funding for 2011

Barangwanath did not talk to reporters after his meeting with Mikati but promised to provide a comprehensive statement at the end of his meetings with Lebanese officials

Barangwanath replaced Antonio Cassese as the tribunal’s president after the latter’s retirement for health reasons last October.

The STL is a UN-backed court investigating the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Four Hezbollah members have been indicted by the tribunal. However, the Shiite group strongly denied the charges and refuses to cooperate with the court.

Lebanon according to the agreement contributes 49 percent of the STL’s annual funding.

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23 responses to “STL president: Lebanon is 11 months late in paying its share”

  1. antar2011 Avatar

    shame on mikati….his govt is going to end in tripoli inshallah this weekend.

    1. I wish I could be in Tripoli this weekend!

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        If you see a 2-yr old baby lying in it’s own excrement on the sidewalk crying for Mama, don’t pick it up and take care of it. You will be automatically adopting it, because no-one will come to take it … since it wasn’t carrying papers. 🙁

        1. I am not sure I understand?

        2. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Sorry ZiadH … an experience of a friend of mine over the last month I had noted here in other spots. The on-going tragedy.

      2. antar2011 Avatar

        i watched it on tv but i have to say i was…disappointed.

        it did not live up to the hype.

        1. I was also disappointed, Though had I gone to Tripoli I would only be half disappointed 🙂  (Balha is only 10min walk from stadium & yes they still make Ice cream in the Winter) .

          1. antar2011 Avatar

            a7la 3alam…min el mina. eh 3ala rasi. their ice cream is ideed delicious….summer or winter. i am from abu samra bro. also few minutes away from ma3rad.

        2. I was also disappointed, Though had I gone to Tripoli I would only be half disappointed 🙂  (Balha is only 10min walk from stadium & yes they still make Ice cream in the Winter) .

    2. I wish I could be in Tripoli this weekend!

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        If you see a 2-yr old baby lying in it’s own excrement on the sidewalk crying for Mama, don’t pick it up and take care of it. You will be automatically adopting it, because no-one will come to take it … since it wasn’t carrying papers. 🙁

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    shame on mikati….his govt is going to end in tripoli inshallah this weekend.

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      I with I could be in Tripoli this weekend!

      1.  Avatar

        If you see a 2-yr old baby lying in it’s own excrement on the sidewalk crying for Mama, don’t pick it up and take care of it. You will be automatically adopting it, because no-one will come to take it … since it wasn’t carrying papers. 🙁

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          I am not sure I understand?

        2.  Avatar

          Sorry ZiadH … an experience of a friend of mine over the last month I had noted here in other spots. The on-going tragedy.

      2.  Avatar

        i watched it on tv but i have to say i was…disappointed.

        it did not live up to the hype.

        1.  Avatar

          I was also disappointed, Though had I gone to Tripoli I would only be half disappointed 🙂  (Balha is only 10min walk from stadium & yes they still make Ice cream in the Winter, 1/2 is not too shabby) .

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            a7la 3alam…min el mina. eh 3ala rasi. their ice cream is ideed delicious….summer or winter. i am from abu samra bro. also few minutes away from ma3rad.

  3. @antar2011:disqus  Ahlaa bi ahal abu Samra. Some of my closest school friends were from Abu Samra.

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    @antar2011:disqus  Ahlaa bi ahal abu Samra. Some of my closest school friends were from Abu Samra.

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    @antar2011:disqus  Ahlaa bi ahal abu Samra. Some of my closest school friends were from Abu Samra.

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    @antar2011:disqus  Ahlaa bi ahal abu Samra. Some of my closest school friends were from Abu Samra.

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