Charbel Considers Time Interview as Notification
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel has said that the TIME magazine report should be considered by the general prosecutor’s office as a notification.
TIME has interviewed one of the four suspects wanted in connection with ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s Feb. 2005 assassination. The magazine didn’t identify the suspect.
Charbel told An Nahar daily published Saturday that the general prosecutor should investigate whether the interview and the statements made by the suspect were true and then take the next step.
“It’s not logical for us to search for the accused for 30 days and then for one of them to appear in an interview,” Charbel said.
“Had we known his whereabouts, we would have gone and arrested the suspect,” the minister told Future News on Friday night.