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August 22, 2010

August 22, 2010 - Now Lebanon - Adwan: False witnesses cannot be tracked until STL verdict issued

Lebanese Forces bloc MP George Adwan told New TV on Sunday that the witnesses who gave false testimonies to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) cannot be tracked and punished until the STL’s indictment and verdict are issued.

“We refuse to politicize the STL’s probe,” Adwan said, adding that the Justice Ministry will submit a report to the cabinet on false witnesses without interfering in the tribunal’s work.

The cabinet delegated Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar during its meeting last week to follow up on the issue of witnesses who gave false testimonies to the STL.

Adwan also thanked Iran “if it wanted to unconditionally empower the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF),” adding that “the same applies to the US and France.”

Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghadanfar Roken Abadi met with Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander General Jean Kahwaji earlier in the month, during which he said that Tehran is ready to assist the LAF “in any area that would help the military to perform its national role in defending Lebanon.”

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