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October 29, 2010

Iloubnan - Hariri bloc reiterates commitment to STL - October 29, 2010

After meeting at teh residency of Prime Minisrer Saad Hariri in Koreytem on Friday, Lebanon First parliamentary bloc reiterated its strong commitment to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in charge of investigating the 2005 assassination of former Premier Rafic Hariri.
On Thursday evening, Hezbollah secretary general Hassan Nasrallah called on all Lebanese to end cooperation with investigators probing the ex-premier's 2005 assassination, warning "citizens and politicians alike" that further collaboration would be tantamount to an attack on Hezbollah.

The prime minister's office on Friday responded to Nasrallah's call by saying there was no turning back on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) after a meeting by Hariri's bloc, which with its allies holds the majority in parliament.

"The bloc emphasises its adherence to the tribunal, which has received consensus among the Lebanese as a form of protection of political pluralism," it said in a brief statement released after a meeting headed by Hariri.

That warning further set him at odds with Prime Minister Saad Hariri, son of the slain Sunni former premier, who has vowed to see the international investigation through. Nasrallah's comments also sparked fears of the collapse of Lebanon's hard-won government, in which Hezbollah has two ministers.

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