Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Lebanon bloc urges arrests in Hariri killing | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
Select Page

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s pro-Western political faction has called on the government to respect an international tribunal calling for the arrest of four Hezbollah members in the assassination of a former prime minister.

Hezbollah’s leader denies his group had any role in Rafik Harri’s 2005 killing and has vowed to protect suspects from arrest.

But the pro-Western bloc known as March 14 said in a statement late Sunday that Hezbollah is holding the country hostage by making it choose between justice and stability.

The Cabinet is packed with Hezbollah allies, so there is little enthusiasm within the current leadership to press forward with the case.