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Hizbullah: French-Saudi Effort to Postpone Indictment

France and Saudi Arabia were on Friday reportedly engaged in efforts to reach a settlement ahead of issuance of the indictment in the murder case of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat newspaper quoted Hizbullah sources as saying that while the U.S. was seeking issuance of the indictment before Dec. 15, Paris and Riyadh were trying to delay the decision by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

The sources said the settlement focuses on two major points – rejection of indictment based on false witnesses or the telecoms network which was found to be penetrated by Israel.

They said al-Mustaqbal Movement seems to be ready to accept this settlement.


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