Syria condemns Tweini assassination
Syria-Lebanon, Politics, 12/13/2005
Syria has quickly condemned the assassination of Lebanese member of parliament Jubran Tweini. An official statement quoted by the Syrian Official News Agency SANA said that the timing of the explosion which took place in Beirut on Monday shows the intention to damage Damascus's reputation.
The statement expressed Syria's "pain and regret over the incidents of explosions and assassinations which target Lebanon's security and its peace and stability," stressing that "those behind these blasts are the enemies of Lebanon."
For his part, the Syrian information minister Mahdi Dakhlullah accused what he called "foreign intervention" in Lebanon to destabilize the country. In press statements, the Syrian minister said that Syria "condemns acts of terrorism and does not agree on such acts regardless to political differences with this person or another."
The assassination of Tweini coincided with the submission of the report of the UN investigation team into the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri to the UN secretary general Kofi Annan. The UN security council is to meet on today to discuss the report.
Meantime, an unidentified group calling itself "alMunadiloun Min Ajl Wahdat Wahurriat al-Mashreq ( the militants for the unity and freedom of the Arab al-Mashreq states) claimed responsibility for the assassination of Tweini.
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