Syrian, Lebanese generals behind Hariri murder: Siddiq
Lebanon-Syria, Politics, 4/24/2006
A report by the Khaleej Times today said that A Syrian who testified before a UN inquiry into the killing of five-time Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri reiterated Monday that Syrian commanders and their Lebanese allies were to blame.
“Those who assassinated martyr Rafiq Hariri are in detention and the rest are in Syria,” Mohammed Zuhair Al Siddiq told the Kuwaiti daily Al Rai Al Aam, alluding to four former Lebanese security chiefs in custody in Lebanon.
“I take full responsibility for this testimony. I conveyed this to the (UN) commission of inquiry with complete credibility and honesty,” he told the daily.
Khaleej Times noted that Siddiq is a former intelligence officer with Syrian forces in Lebanon and has lived in France since he fled his home country when he spoke out to the UN probe.
This comes as yesterday, Lebanon's Prime minister Fouad Siniora told CNN that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad threatened to "break" Lebanon if the late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri did not support a longer term for President Emile Lahoud. Sinoira said "Hariri recounted the threat to him in person"
Siniora had told Bloomberg TV that he is not making any specific accusations about who killed Hariri and would wait the results of the UN investigation into the assassination.
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