The International Criminal Court said indictments filed yesterday over the 2005 assassination of Lebanese statesman Rafik Hariri contained detailed information on the motives and procedures behind the former prime minister's death, London-based Asharq Al-Awsat
The report said the indictments included information on the political motives that lead to the decision to kill Hariri, plans made for the assassination and how it was implemented, and steps that were taken to cover the traces left behind by the assassins. Commenting on the report, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati was quoted by Lebanese newspaper As-Safir
as saying that he was convinced there would be no strife in Lebanon as a result of the indictments, and that the Lebanese government continues to function as usual.
"We do not want to create a state of panic and tension in the country as a result of a publication of an international decision over which we have no control," he was quoted as saying.