Miqati on Samaha Case: Judiciary Will Follow through on the Matter to the Endإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Prime Minister Najib Miqati stressed on Sunday that “we will not allow any side to meddle in our affairs,” saying that Lebanon will not once again be turned into an open ground for other powers’ disputes.
He said in a statement on former minister and MP Michel Samaha’s arrest: “The judiciary will follow through on the matter to the end.”
“It will continue its investigations in the case of attempting to create security unrest and strife in Lebanon through bombings in various areas,” he said.
It will continue the investigation in order to reveal all of the case’s details, determine who is behind the affair, and issue the appropriate verdict, declared Miqati.
“We had adopted the policy of dissociation out of our conviction that we will not meddle in the affairs of others and we therefore will not allow anyone to interfere in our matters,” he stated.
He revealed that he had requested that the concerned agencies perform the necessary and immediate investigations to determine who is responsible for transporting explosives to Lebanon.
In addition, the premier stressed the need for intensifying security along border crossings.
The Military Tribunal charged on Saturday Samaha and Syrian security Chief Maj. Gen. Ali Mamlouk with forming a group to commit crimes in Lebanon.
Some reports said that they were planning on carrying out attacks against various political and religious figures.