Feltman: I Have Been Told that Search is Underway to Find Hariri Murder Suspects
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said that he had been informed that a search is underway for the four suspects in ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s assassination case.
In an interview with al-Hurra TV, Feltman said that the search for the four Hizbullah members against whom arrest warrants were issued by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was “the responsibility of the Lebanese government.”
The behavior of Premier Najib Miqati’s cabinet is the best test on whether Lebanon will support the tribunal or not, he said.
Feltman announced that Washington could continue to support the Lebanese Armed Forces if they remain committed to preserving the sovereignty of all Lebanese territories.
On the recent conflict between Israel and Lebanon on oil and natural gas fields, the diplomat told al-Hurra that the dispute and counter accusations over aggression on each other’s economic zones is not worrying.
“This has always been the situation,” he said, hoping that the two countries’ reliance on the U.N. to demarcate their maritime borders would allow both Lebanon and Israel to export their resources without fears of the eruption of a new conflict.