Nasrallah not opposing economic plan, international tribunal
Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah said he has no problem with an international tribunal to try suspects in the 2005 assassination of ex-premier Rafik Hariri as long as it is not politicized.
In an interview with the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Anbaa published Monday, Nasrallah also said he does not oppose an international aid conference on Lebanon, although he believed an economic plan adopted by the government earlier this month will "plunge Lebanon into further debts." "We do not oppose Paris III," Nasrallah told the Kuwaiti daily . "We have asked to discuss the recovery plan which we see that it will plunge Lebanon into further debt."
"I am sure that some (cabinet) ministers approved it (plan) without reading it," Nasrallah added.
Nasrallah reiterated that he has no objection to the formation of the international tribunal as long as "it is impartial and not politicized." He denounced U.S. and French opposition to letting the chief U.N. investigator in the assassination of Hariri identify the countries he feels are hindering the probe.
According to Nasrallah, the U.N. Security Council debate over naming the 10 nations was further proof that the investigation into Hariri's February 2005 killing was being politicized. "It is a big scandal for the United States and France to reject naming these countries in the Security Council. The big question is why?"