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October 27, 2011

Now Lebanon - Nahhas: STL funding decision to ‘only’ be taken in cabinet, October 27, 2011

Economy Minister Nicolas Nahhas on Thursday said that the decision to fund the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), which is probing former Premier Rafik Hariri’s 2005 assassination, “will be taken in the cabinet only.”
“The decision to fund the STL will only be taken [during] cabinet meetings,” Nahhas told the Free Lebanon radio station.
In a reference to the dispute over providing Lebanon’s annual share of funding to the STL, the minister said that “there has to be a way out.”
“There has to be a [solution concerning the issue] or else, any matter that is not well-studied will have consequences,” he added.
Hezbollah and other March 8 parties and figures have spoken out against Lebanon’s ties and funding for the tribunal and called it a tool to incite sectarian strife in Lebanon, however, Prime Minister Najib Mikati has repeatedly voiced Lebanon’s commitment to the tribunal.
Four Hezbollah members have been indicted by the STL for the Rafik Hariri murder. However, the Shia group strongly denies the charges and refuses to cooperate with the court. 

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