Moscow: International Tribunal is Best Way to Avoid More Assassinations

The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council of Russia has stressed that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was the best means to avoid more political assassinations in Lebanon.

Russia’s Novosti news agency quoted Mikhail Margelov as saying on Sunday that Moscow has reiterated its support for the tribunal. He stressed the court should be professional and unbiased.

“It is inappropriate to discuss about a certain party’s involvement in ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s assassination before the release of the court’s documents,” Margelov said.

He warned that the Lebanese crisis would increase tension in the Middle East and said that counties should not interfere in the internal affairs of Lebanon to incite local forces against each other.

“Such moves would destabilize Lebanon,” he said, adding that the Lebanese are capable of solving their own problems.