Barak: Tribunal is Lebanese-International Issue and Israel Doesn’t Interfere

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was a Lebanese and international issue, adding the Jewish state would not interfere in any crisis resulting from it.

“We are monitoring the developments taking place over the international tribunal,” Barak said in New York on Thursday. “It is not Israel’s business to interfere in this conflict and what could result from it.”

His remarks came following talks with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Ban and Barak discussed the regional situation, Israeli settlements and the Jewish state’s recent decision to withdraw its forces from the northern part of the Lebanese border village of Ghajar.