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Lebanese Christian leader warns Hezbollah chief of Israeli attack

English.news.cn   2010-07-17 18:38:00 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIRUT, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese Christian leader and MP Michel Aoun has reportedly informed Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah that pending indictment of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) would be followed by an Israeli attack.

Local As-Safir daily reported that Aoun had recently told al- Assad and Nasrallah that the STL's indictment will accuse " uncontrolled" Hezbollah members of assassinating Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005.

"This indictment would be accompanied by a Lebanese-Lebanese and Lebanese-Palestinian tension, and by an Israeli war on Lebanon, " Aoun told the Syrian president and Hezbollah leader, according to the newspaper.

"They want to kill you once more, there is still a Lebanese team betting on a new Israeli war, that's why I advise you to change the rules of the game," added Aoun to Nasrallah.

The UN special tribunal was established on March 1, 2009 to try suspects that planned, facilitated and executed the assassination of Rafik Hariri in Beirut.

This come after Nasrallah said in a speech on Friday night that detained Israeli spies working for a telecommunication company is "linked to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and some say that STL's indictment will be against some Hezbollah members."

Nasrallah warned that the Israelis "are standing by helpless before the Resistance's strength and readiness and they are waiting for the STL to create an uproar in Lebanon".

"Some are counting in their analysis of the (STL) indictment on witnesses, some of whom turned out to be fake, and on the telecommunications networks which were infiltrated by spies who can change and manipulate data", he added.

Lebanese authorities have arrested lately a third man on suspicion of spying for Israel after the arrest of Tareq Rabaa, suspected to be an accomplice of telecom technician Charbel Qazzi, who stands charges with spying for Israel.

Hezbollah fought a devastating 34-day war with Israel in 2006. The Shiite group, backed by Iran and Syria, is the only Lebanese armed group other than the armed forces.

Editor: Wang Guanqun
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