Hizbullah Says Time Magazine Interview ‘Fabricated’ by STL
Hizbullah denied on Saturday that the Time magazine had interviewed one of the suspects named in the indictment issued by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon probing the assassination of ex-Premier Rafiq Hariri.
Hizbullah’s media department issued a statement saying “the Time magazine reporter claimed that he met a high-ranking source from Hizbullah, then found himself introduced to the suspect.”
“No official from Hizbullah met with the Time magazine reporter… the report is completely false,” the statement added.
It stressed that the report is “fabricated by the STL.”
Time magazine published on Friday an interview with one of the four Hizbullah members accused of involvement in Hariri’s assassination.
The suspect said that the Lebanese authorities would have arrested him if they wanted to.
Four Hizbullah members have been indicted in the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri by the U.N.-backed STL.
Prosecutors have indicted Salim Ayyash, 47, Mustafa Badreddine, 50, Hussein Anaissi, 37 and Assad Sabra, 34, for the murder.
However, the whereabouts of the four are currently unknown.