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March 26, 2010

March 26, 2010 - Now Lebanon - Nicolas says Khazen’s accusations are “unjustified and immoral”

Change and Reform bloc MP Nabil Nicolas during an interview with NBN television on Friday slammed former MP Farid Haikal al-Khazen for his Thursday statements against Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, saying they were unjustified and immoral.

Khazen accused Aoun of being a liar after the FPM leader accused him of corruptly operating factories in the Mountain areas of Hrajil and Jeita.

Nicolas touched on reports that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)’s investigative team contacted Hezbollah members for interrogation. He said that questioning does not equate to accusing someone, noting that no official announcement had been issued on the summoning.

STL Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare’s office issued a statement on Friday dismissing reports of speculations on the tribunal and describing them as “unfortunate and unhelpful as they would only confuse the public.”

Nicolas touched on the ongoing discussion over the cabinet’s proposed municipal reforms, saying the relevant parliament commissions – the Defense, Interior and Municipalities, Administration and Justice, as well as Finance and Budget—are not taking the matter seriously.

-NOW Lebanon

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