AL chief denies Lebanese accusations of trying to shut down Hariri file
Lebanon-Regional, Politics, 12/26/2005
The Secretary General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa responded to accusations addressed to him by certain figures from the Lebanese parliamentary majority to that he wants to close the file of the international investigation into the assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri.
In a press statement, Mousa said that what was stated, on his carrying an initiative to close the investigation, are untrue illusions and "are built on wrong, groundless and misleading, written or oral information and readings."
Moussa stressed he did not talk about an initiative, rather he is trying to deal with several files that can alleviate the state of tensions between Syria and Lebanon.
Moussa explained that the efforts of the Arab League aim at following up the international investigation to the murder of Hariri and dealing with the grave state of tension of the Lebanese- Syrian relations and their implications on the two states security and stability." Moussa stressed that he is "very worried over the grave deteriorations of conditions in Lebanon and between Syria and Lebanon," and that it is his duty and responsibility as a secretary general for the Arab league to avert risks and "to move in order to contain the situation."
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