Syrian Government Press in Reaction to Security Council Resolution to Establish International Tribunal for Al-Hariri Assassination: Resolution Entails 'Great Dangers' and 'Dangerous Repercussions' for Lebanon
On May 30, 2007, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1757 establishing an international tribunal to prosecute the killers of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Al-Hariri under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Al-Miqdad attacked the resolution and said that it would destroy stability in Lebanon. Two Syrian government dailies also sharply attacked the resolution, and wrote that it entails "great dangers" for Lebanon and may have "dangerous repercussions for Lebanese national unity." Both Al-Miqdad and the government press reiterated Syria's stance that the tribunal does not have jurisdiction over its citizens. The following are excerpts from Al-Miqdad's statements and the Syrian government press: (MEMRI)
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