Hezbollah Official Hints at Involvement in Hariri Murder

By Haaretz Service

Published November 24, 2010.

A senior Hezbollah official on Wednesday hinted at the militant group’s involvement in the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the first indication of the sort expressed by a member of the organization.

“Even if the organization did murder Hariri, that’s no reason to destroy Lebanon,” the London-based daily A-Sharq al-Awsat quoted Lebanese MP Walid Sakaria as saying.

Political tensions have mounted in Lebanon as an international tribunal investigating the assassination prepares to release its findings. An investigation by the Canadian broadcaster CBC released Sunday found Hezbollah to have been directly involved in the assassination and some of its members are likely to be indicted.

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