U.S. Ambassador Visits Hariri's Tomb, Says Justice Coming

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U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard on Thursday visited the tomb of slain ex-PM Rafik Hariri in central Beirut on his 14th assassination anniversary.

Richard laid a wreath of flowers and said she was confident that justice will be served in the case.

Hariri and 22 other people were killed in a massive suicide truck bombing on Beirut’s waterfront on February 14, 2005.

The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon was later created to identity the perpetrator and try them. It eventually accused four Hizbullah operatives of carrying out the attack, putting them on an in-absentia trial.

The trial was completed last year and verdicts are expected this year or next year.

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Thumb s.o.s 14 February 2019, 21:07

Everyone remember where they were or what they were doing when they heard the explosion just like we remember as kids 9/11.

Thumb whyaskwhy 15 February 2019, 20:51

I was offshore on a terminal and the TV screens were full of it, it was such a shock and gut wrenching seeing this happen in the capital. I recall the sympathy I got not just from western expats but from guys from the ME including an Israeli who shock his head at the waste that Lebanon had become. It still burns in my mind how Syria and Kizballah went deadly quiet and then started to claim they had proof that it was Israel. That changed into a more defensive posture once the details were out about how the operation went followed by condemnation from the world that lead to Syrian troop withdrawal. As sad day for all Lebanese....