Syria denies death plot comments by Hariri
Syria on Wednesday told the leader of Lebanon's anti-Syrian parliamentary majority to provide proof to back up his allegation that Damascus was plotting to assassinate him. A Syrian official said MP Saad Hariri should "show the documents he claims to possess dealing with his allegations according to which there is a plot to assassinate him and (Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad) Siniora," the official news agency Sana said.
The official also questioned why "Saad Hariri has not presented this information before the local, Arab and international public," the agency reported.
According to AFP, Hariri made the claim in Cairo on Tuesday in response to a question about alleged assassination plots against the Lebanese leaders by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law and head of intelligence Assef Shawqat.