U.N. tribunal verdict does not concern Hezbollah, says MP

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hezbollah movement is not concerned with and will not 'evaluate' the verdict of a U.N.-backed tribunal that convicted a member of the group of the 2005 killing of former premier Rafik al-Hariri, Hezbollah MP Hassan Fadlallah said on Wednesday. Fadlallah, in the first comments by a Hezbollah official after Tuesday's verdict, told Al Mayadeen TV that the group has never recognised the court and this stance has only strengthened. The Iran-backed Hezbollah has denied any involvement in the bombing that killed 21 others

Reuters August 20, 2020 02:10:51 IST
U.N. tribunal verdict does not concern Hezbollah, says MP

UN tribunal verdict does not concern Hezbollah says MP

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Hezbollah movement is not concerned with and will not "evaluate" the verdict of a U.N.-backed tribunal that convicted a member of the group of the 2005 killing of former premier Rafik al-Hariri, Hezbollah MP Hassan Fadlallah said on Wednesday.

Fadlallah, in the first comments by a Hezbollah official after Tuesday's verdict, told Al Mayadeen TV that the group has never recognised the court and this stance has only strengthened.

The Iran-backed Hezbollah has denied any involvement in the bombing that killed 21 others.

(Reporting by Laila Bassam and Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Michael Georgy and Sandra Maler)

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