Haaretz: "Saad Hariri suggests evidence presented by Hezbollah could point to Israeli involvement in the assassination of his father"

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“… Saad Hariri told associates that the maximum amount of time and effort should be invested to check the information presented by Nasrallah…”

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Hariri: Sayyed Nasrallah’s Revelations Important, Sensitive

12/08/2010
Three days following the exceptional press conference made by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah in which he directly accused the Israeli enemy of involvement in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, the revelations of Sayyed Nasrallah are still making the headlines in Lebanon and the region…

While the Lebanese political scene seemed to be as usual divided over the evidence revealed, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the son of the slain Prime Minister, broke his silence and was quoted as rejecting the attempts to undermine the importance and the value of Sayyed Nasrallah’s revelations.

Following Monday’s press conference, Hariri made several external calls with world leaders seeking to reinforce internal unity and justice at the same time.

He met with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz in Riyadh on Wednesday after holding talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Saturday.
According to Lebanese daily As-Safir, Hariri told his close aides that Sayyed Nasrallah’s press conference was very important and sensitive. He expressed his support to give the appropriate time and effort to the new path in the investigation.

Hariri said that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon should seriously look into the data and footage presented by Hezbollah Secretary General, noting that Sayyed Nasrallah’s words reflected the opinions of a lot of Lebanese and therefore, shouldn’t be overlooked.

“Personally, I back taking Sayyed Nasrallah’s data into consideration because I want to reach the truth in my father’s assassination,” Hariri was quoted as saying. “In case Israel refused to cooperate with the investigation, then it would turn in my eyes from a suspect to a convict,” he added.

On Wednesday, STL Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare called for the submission of all material held by Hezbollah that could help the investigations. “In line with its mandate, the Office of the Prosecutor has requested the Lebanese authorities to provide all the information in possession of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah,” the statement said. “This request includes the video material that was shown on television during the press conference, as well any other material that would be of assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor in unveiling the truth,” the statement added.

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