U.S. Hopes All Parties Would 'Cooperate with Full Investigation' into al-Laqqis' Murder


The U.S. State Department hoped on Wednesday that all Lebanese parties would cooperate with the probe into the assassination of Hizbullah official Hajj Hassan Hollo al-Laqqis.

“We’ve seen the media reports regarding the killing of a Hizbullah official. We look to all parties to cooperate with a full investigation into the reported incident, and I think that’s all we have on that right now,” deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Wednesday.

Asked about Lebanon’s vulnerability due to the chaos in neighboring Syria, Harf said: “We’ve been very concerned by recurring instances of sectarian and political violence in Lebanon.”

“We’ve talked about the negative impact that Syria has had in Lebanon and Iraq and elsewhere in the region, and the spillover violence that we’ve tragically seen,” she told reporters in her press briefing.

“That’s why we’ve called on all parties in Lebanon and the region to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty,” Harf said.

“We continue working with the Lebanese government,” she added.

Al-Laqqis, described as a member of the inner circle of Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, was killed when attackers shot him repeatedly with a silenced handgun after parking his car at the building where he lived.

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Default-user-icon Truth (Guest) 05 December 2013, 08:40

Guess who was behind the assassination attempt of the Sauid ambassador to the US a year and a half ago?

Thumb BeautifulMind 05 December 2013, 18:14

@ Truth
Yeah you right, I have a good guess: you!

Thumb BeautifulMind 05 December 2013, 18:22

Why anyone on this planet wants to kill the Saudi Ambassador? It is an inside job buddy!

Thumb general_puppet 05 December 2013, 09:03

"Full Investigation", why?… I thought the “Israeli takfiri terrorist” did it.

Default-user-icon Waleed (Guest) 05 December 2013, 09:37

US sympathetic on Hezbollah military commander official? really? I don't believe it, a turn around by the US.. recently you could notice they are engaging in each other.... The Israeli's are weeping

Thumb shab 05 December 2013, 10:41

Filthy militia.

Thumb lebpatriot777 05 December 2013, 12:12

This is another sign that the United States has always known the truth. Slowly but surely the full revelation of reality will bring back Lebanon. Sorry March 14 darlings but you will not understand. All I can tell you is to look carefully at the events of May 2008 and you will cry yourself river darlings.

Thumb FlameCatcher 05 December 2013, 15:45

Hezbollah also knows "the truth" and has "evidence" on who killed hariri ... why do they hide it ???

On another note, i thought the US doesn't cooperate or negotiate with terrorists...

Thumb lebpatriot777 05 December 2013, 16:30

Maybe they aren't terrorists darling. Oh sorry FC, your brain wouldn't comprehend logic and reason. Carry on cannibal darling.

Thumb FlameCatcher 05 December 2013, 17:50

You still didn't answer me ... why is Kezbollah hiding the evidence that proves they are not behind the assassination.

You still fail to show that you have half the brains, logic as I do. Incapable of giving a straight answer, you revert to the most stupid of insults.

You can call me cannibal if this makes you feel better. You should know though it makes you appear like an idiot... at least that part is true :)

Thumb lebpatriot777 05 December 2013, 18:59

Great! Thanks Cannibal. Now let's talk about the evidence you have that proves Hizbollah committed a crime. Do you have any? Or are we going back to baseless accusations.

Thumb FlameCatcher 06 December 2013, 12:05

Oh there are literally tons of them.

They are all available for you terrorists to object to in court.

Thumb cedre 05 December 2013, 14:09

U.S. hoping all parties would cooperate with full investigation into that sectarian terrorist ?

Missing lqu7 05 December 2013, 15:08

Wow! Never thought I'd live to see the day when the US would empathize with Hizbollah!

Default-user-icon aboujahl (Guest) 05 December 2013, 15:17

who cares, enough people hate these people and what they are doing to the country! so, they have enough enemies to be blamed aside from Israel ...

Thumb magnum357 05 December 2013, 15:43

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't hizballa blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by the US?? What's with all this sudden concern by the US to seek the killers of Hollow ?? My oh my this administration seems to be following the lead of the hero of M14 our friend Mr Jumblat !!

Thumb liefighter 05 December 2013, 22:37

3ich ktir betchouf ktir, t seems that terrorism prevails

Thumb lebpatriot777 05 December 2013, 23:40

Really Phoenix? Let's use logic here. If it were that easy for the terrorists they would be assassinating Syrian officials. This type of assassination requires state support. This was not the typical shooting of innocent women and children that these terrorists are used to.

Default-user-icon Hammerhead (Guest) 06 December 2013, 00:03

Why would Israel want to assassinate one of their own.

Default-user-icon dddd (Guest) 09 December 2013, 09:23

they will have a "sheikh Jam" in hell ..