Report: Suleiman, Miqati Approve Funding of STL

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President Michel Suleiman and Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati granted Caretaker Finance Minister Mohammed al-Safadi an “exceptional approval” to fund the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

According to al-Akhbar newspaper published on Thursday, the general-secretary of cabinet Secretary General Suheil Bouji handed over a memorandum to Safadi reminding him of Suleiman and Miqati's “exceptional approval.”

Premier Miqati transferred last year Lebanon's 49% share of the STL without elaborating the funding mechanism.

The $32 million were sent to the Netherlands-based STL from the PM's office's budges, which didn't require the approval of the cabinet.

Miqati had said that the funds were taken from the High Relief Commission, which is under the auspices of the prime minister's office.

The newspaper reported that Miqati had continuously argued that a caretaker cabinet can not take such a decision, however, the funding “ exceptional approval” was taken after talks with Suleiman.

Comments 4
Thumb geha 05 December 2013, 09:29

recover the commissions the fpm got from telecommunications and electricity and oil and gaz, and you will see these 32 million are just a drop in the bucket of what the fpm stole and keeps stealing.
this is for justice that the fpm has been trying to cover up for the benefit of his masters the Iranian extremist terrorist militia

Thumb kris 05 December 2013, 15:22

btw, anyone know what happened to the money paid for Fatima gul ?! If I remember correctly, the full amount was paid in advance...and it only worked 3 days...

Thumb FlameCatcher 05 December 2013, 18:02

$7B to be exact... but it cost us $7B in destruction ... Israel wasn't destroyed as much...

And all Lebanese paid for Hezbollah's mistakes! Lebanese didn't want war !

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