Hezbollah to take action if STL issues indictment in December: report

22:14, November 30, 2010      

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Lebanese Shiite armed group Hezbollah will implement "field plans" if the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) issues indictment in December, the local pro- Hezbollah Al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The report said Hezbollah officials will not respond to any foreign actor and will implement their plans. However, the paper added that "the political conflict will shift to a more stable phase if the court's indictment to be postponed until next March."

Tension is high in Lebanon amid unconfirmed reports that the STL will soon issue its indictment against some Hezbollah members in former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri's 2005 assassination. A recent leaked document from STL showed that Hezbollah joined the killing plan.

Hezbollah has urged Lebanon to boycott the tribunal. In a speech on Nov. 11, Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that Hezbollah will "cut off the hand" of anyone who tries to arrest any of its members in the case.

Source: Xinhua


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