Head of UN investigation into Hariri killing expected to meet Syrian leader
The head of the UN investigation into last year's assassination of Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri went to Syria where he was expected to meet President Bashar al-Assad. The Belgian prosecutor's convoy crossed the border from Lebanon into Syria under tight security, AFP reported.
The Lebanese daily Al-Liwa said Serge Brammertz met on Monday with Adib Dawoodi, legal advisor of Syria's government, at the UN probe commission's headquarters in the Monteverde region in mountains east of Beirut.
Brammertz first travelled to Damascus on February 23 and met Foreign Minister Walid Muallem.
In his last report, the Belgian judge cited progress in his investigation into Hariri's killing but stressed that Syrian cooperation would be vital if it was to make further headway.