Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Tuesday he hoped Iran was not harboring fugitives accused of the 2005 assassination of his father, following the publishing of a report suggesting Tehran was linked to the killing of former statesman Rafik Hariri. (…)
“Iran is behaving according to the political and media accusations leveled against it, and is acting in light of its responsibility in covering the assassination crimes. Such behavior does not express any wisdom or any responsible attitude in this regard,” Hariri said in a statement.
“Everyone in the world knows the extent of the relationship between Hezbollah and Iran. Iran’s position regarding the [Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)] is another example of the state of osmosis and complementarities between the two parties, a reality that, we hope, has not yet reached the level of participating in hosting persons sought by international justice.”