Syrian Ambassador Accuses Israel, Takfiris of Murdering al-Hasanإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali on Wednesday denied that his country was involved in the assassination of Intelligence Bureau chief Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan, saying Israel or “some Takfiri forces” might be behind the crime.
“Lebanon's stability is in the interest of Syria which condemns all assassinations and is preoccupied with its internal crisis and with confronting the conspiracies plotted by intelligence agents in Europe, the world and the region,” Ali said following talks with Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour.
Ali described accusations against Syria of being behind the murder as “regrettable remarks.”
“We had warned in the past against political accusation,” the ambassador added.
“Syria has nothing to do with this criminal incident and it condemns it and extends condolences to all the families of the martyrs and entire Lebanon,” Ali said.
Answering a question, the Syrian ambassador said “Israel is the side that benefits” from undermining security in Lebanon.
Asked whether he was openly accusing Israel of the crime, Ali answered: “We also accuse some Takfiri forces … that see an interest in chaos.”