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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Will Nasrallah find the real killers?

In a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Miqati, Hezbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah has rejected any reference to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in the new government's ministerial statement (which sounds like what we would call a coalition agreement here in Israel).
[The pan-Arab daily al-Hayat said Sunday] that the premier-designate was informed of this decision during a meeting with Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah that was held away from the media spotlight about a week ago.

The meeting also tackled other issues related to the formation of the Cabinet, including the party's demand that some of its Sunni allies be represented in the government, a matter that Miqati has reservations over because he is seeking to avoid a dispute with Sunni politicians.

The sources said that Miqati is currently awaiting a reply from Hizbullah over a suggestion that the ministerial statement include a demand to achieve justice and uncover the sides behind the assassination of former Prime Minster Rafik Hariri.

"Nasrallah adamantly refused to include any phrase related to the STL, while Miqati's position stems from his adherence to the decisions reached during the 2006 national dialogue," they added.

His position also stems from the need to avoid western nations taking a negative stand towards the new government seeing as the ambassadors of these countries have repeatedly highlighted the importance of Lebanon respecting international resolutions and commitments.
Note the part that I highlighted. Doesn't it remind you of OJ Simpson's pledge to find the 'real killers'?

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At 7:23 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Hezbollah wants to preserve the fiction it had nothing to do with Rafik al Hariri's murder.

Which isn't sitting well with its opponents. Making it go away won't make the indictments go away.

Faster, faster, faster now!



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