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No interviews in Beirut

November 13th, 2005 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Syria’s Foreign Minister, Farouq Ash-Sharaa has rejected UN investigator Detlev Mehlis’s request to interview 6 top Syrian officials in Beirut.

Mehlis’s request was a test to see the limits of Syria’s co-operation, but it raised questions over the politicisation of the Mehlis inquiry.

Syria said no to Beirut, but said that the interviews could take place anywhere in Syria in private – such as the UN headquarters, or in Cairo, Vienna or Geneva. Syria wants neutral territory, apparently it is worried that the 6 Syrian officials would be at risk in Beirut. Sharaa said that it is is no-one’s interest to have large demonstrations outside the interrogations.

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  • 1 norman // Nov 14, 2005 at 4.38 am

    Syria outsmarted Mehles who wanted to interogate the Syrians in Lebanon so he can issue an arrest warent as they can not be arrested outside where no crime was commeted.if they arrested in Lebanon that will humiliat Syria and it,s people which what they want.

  • 2 Lira = 1500 // Nov 24, 2005 at 1.34 am

    hehe, Assef Shawkat and Maher Assad are an insult to Syria and the Syrian people per se… no need to arrest them in Lebanon or Zanzibar for that matter.

    hear me up…. Assef & Maher… are you for real?

  • 3 Anonymous // Dec 2, 2005 at 1.05 am

    killers …. Syrian are killers… thats the truth….

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