Report: STL Probing Evidence Leading to Iranإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon probing the assassination of ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is investigating Iran’s possible involvement in the Feb. 2005 bombing that killed Hariri and 22 others, the German Der Spiegel magazine reported on Monday.
The report said that there is evidence that link Iran with the murder of Hariri.
The four men named in the indictment issued by the STL are members of Hizbullah and the tribunal is “following evidence that lead to Iran.”
The magazine said that the four suspects traveled to Iran in 2004 and during their stay, they went through military training in “Khomeini’s training camp” near the city of Qom.
It added: “The training supervisors built sets similar to the crime scene” of Hariri’s murder.
Der Spiegel said that “al-Quds brigades” that is considered the revolutionary guards right hand, supervised the entire operation.
“Syrian intelligence officials also participated” in the training, the magazine reported.
The STL’s president, Judge Antonio Cassese, on Thursday urged the four wanted in the case to appear before the court.
He made the appeal in an open letter two days after he was told by Lebanese authorities that none of the four men identified by the tribunal as suspects has been arrested.
The Hague-based tribunal's head said he was studying Lebanon's report, with the next possible step to advertise the indictment, or part of it, in Lebanese media.
Hizbullah’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has ruled out the arrest of the four suspects, hinting that the STL was heading for a trial in absentia.