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SNAP: Lebanese cabinet approves UN Hariri tribunal

November 25th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The Lebanese government has unanimously backed the UN Hariri tribunal.

But Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berri has called the meeting ‘unconstitutional’. When Hizbollah ministers resigned, they called the government unconstitutional – Berri disagreed. But he says this meeting wasn’t legal.

The Lebanese government has backed the tribunal, now a bill will be presented to parliament. Berri has the right to reject that bill. He will. And a constitutional crisis will follow.

The government said their backing of the tribunal was not meant to be a provocation – it is for the “security of Lebanon”, they said.

The Syria News Wire beat the BBC by 4 minutes on this story.

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  • 1 Anonymous // Nov 25, 2006 at 9.53 pm

    you know, the whole bragging about being faster than bbc is pretty annoying.

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