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August 23, 2010

August 23, 2010 - Now Lebanon - Sleiman says he does not know content of STL’s indictment

New TV quoted on Monday President Michel Sleiman as saying that he does not know the content of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s (STL) pending indictment or the date it will be issued.

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said last month that the tribunal would indict Hezbollah members for the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, while media outlets have reported that the indictment would be issued in September.

Sleiman also said that he discussed the issue of arming the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) with Iranian officials during his 2008 visit to Tehran, adding that Iran promised to study the issue.

The US Congress blocked Washington’s funding to the LAF earlier in the month, sparking efforts by Sleiman and Defense Minister Elias al-Murr to procure other funds to arm the Lebanese army.

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