Hezbollah slams the 'heinous' assassination of advisor to former premier Chatah
Hizbullah described on Friday the assassination of former Finance Minsiter and adviser of ex-PM Saad Hariri, Mohammed Shatah, as “heinous.”“The assassination of Shatah only benefits the enemies of Lebanon,” Hezbullah said in a statement.
The party considered that the incident “comes in the context of crimes and bombings that aim at spreading chaos in the country.”
Hezbullah urged the Lebanese to act “reasonably and wise” in facing that dangers that confront Lebanon.
The party, which is a staunch supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, said that the assassination also aims at destabilizing the country and its unity.
Chatah is the adviser of Hariri who heads the anti-Syria March 14 coalition, a group which emerged after his billionaire father and ex-premier Rafiq Hariri was killed in a massive Beirut seafront car bombing in February 2005 that was blamed on Syria.
Hizbullah called on the judiciary and security forces to increase alert and unveil those who are behind the assassination.
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