March 14 Sources: Remarks Attributed to Assad 'Urgent Message' to Hariri
Remarks attributed to Syrian President Bashar Assad were reportedly considered as an "urgent message" to Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Assad on Tuesday reportedly informed Saudi Arabia that if the Kingdom wanted Lebanon to remain strong, it should reject the indictment that will be issued by the international tribunal in ex-Premier Rafik Hariri's assassination case.
"If you want Lebanon to remain strong, the indictment should be rejected and we should work together to stop its release," informed sources quoted Assad as telling Riyadh during the "strenuous negotiations."
Sources from the majority March 14 coalition told the Kuwaiti Al-Rai newspaper that the timing and content of these leaks came as an "urgent message" to Hariri who is in New York to check on the wellbeing of Saudi King Abdullah.