Nasrallah wants Lebanese committee for false witnesses

Published July 25th, 2010 - 07:34 GMT

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called Sunday for the establishment of a Lebanese committee to investigate the issue of false witnesses in relation to former PM Rafik Hariri. "Let them set up a committee -- a parliamentary, judicial, security, or ministerial committee—and bring witnesses and Mohammed Siddiq ... and ask them who provided them with the information," Nasrallah said . "If they really want a serious start, the beginning starts here," he said.

"The investigating committee had, since Day 1, worked on one assumption. It has fabricated an accusation and came out with a ruling and then went ahead to seek evidence," he said.

Nasrallah stressed the truth is achieved through a "transparent, technical and scientific probe." "Should an Investigation Committee made of Americans and the British government where investigating officers are brought from intelligence services closely linked to the Israeli Mossad be entrusted with a big issue at this level?" Nasrallah asked.

"Is the behavior of some political forces in Lebanon and the Prosecutor and the International Tribunal the behavior of those who seek the truth?" he claimed.

"Isn't it the Lebanese right to bring the false witnesses, who have misled the investigation four years, and hold them accountable? Or at least expel them instead of keeping them under your protection," he stated.


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