Hariri Says Won't Forget Damascus Role in Tripoli Blasts


Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stressed Thursday that he cannot “forget” that two Syrian officers are accused of involvement in the deadly 2013 bombings that hit two mosques in the northern city of Tripoli.

“On the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the al-Taqwa and al-Salam mosques, we all stand by Tripoli. We won't forget its martyrs and we won't forget that two Syrian regime intelligence officers took part in the crime and are being tried in absentia before the Judicial Council,” Hariri tweeted.

The PM-designate's remarks come at a time of high tensions in the country over the issue of restoring full relations with Damascus.

On August 14, Hariri announced that the new government “will not be formed” should the pro-Damascus camp “insist on restoring Lebanese-Syrian ties.”

“If others insist on restoring Lebanese-Syrian ties from the gateway of the reopened Nassib border crossing, then the government will not be formed,” Hariri said in a chat with reporters, referring to a key border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border that has been recently recaptured by Damascus.

“I do not agree to a restoration of Lebanese-Syrian ties and this is nonnegotiable,” Hariri added.

Pro-Hizbullah journalist Salem Zahran meanwhile announced that the PM-designate has told Hizbullah that his remarks were a “slip of the tongue.”

Comments 8
Thumb Puppet 23 August 2018, 16:12

I have the utmost respect and deepest admiration for Prime Minister Saado Hariri for having a good memory.

Thumb ex-fpm 23 August 2018, 16:24

Hariri Says Won't Forget Damascus Role in Tripoli Blasts

If so, then you FORGOT to ask your partner Michele Aoun to request during his phone conversation with Assad yesterday to hand over the 2 syrian intelligence 'officers' who planned and executed this heinous crime.

Thumb EagleDawn 23 August 2018, 16:59

Shiisim at its most Shameless!!!

Missing cimitero 23 August 2018, 17:03

Yes Syrian fascist, that's the same thing as murdering around fifty people in mosques. You are so clever.

Thumb doodle-dude 23 August 2018, 17:08

very thoon i sing

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 23 August 2018, 17:09

lol @ giga.tric

Thumb Knight 24 August 2018, 08:07

judging by your avatar giga, it looks to be the same people who abused you when you were a child.

Thumb chrisrushlau 24 August 2018, 16:47

Oh, now I see why nobody questions the crazy Constitutional requirement that half of Parliament goes to "Christians" regardless of elections: nobody in Lebanon believes in law. You don't have trials, you already know who is guilty. Or you have someone else do your trials. If Israel wasn't next door with its racism under law, none of this would be tolerated.