Bush OKs freeze of Hariri murder suspects' assets

By
April 27, 2006 01:07

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

President George W. Bush on Wednesday authorized freezing the assets of anyone involved in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Bush underscored suspicions about Syrian involvement in the Beirut truck bombing that killed Hariri and 20 others. A UN investigative commission has linked Syrian and Lebanese intelligence agents to Hariri's death. Syrian President Bashar Assad has denied the charges. In an executive order, Bush authorized the secretary of the Treasury to freeze assets of people yet-to-be-identified who are determined to have been involved in Hariri's death or to have obstructed the work of the UN investigators. The order designates criteria for the Treasury to use in making its judgments. National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones said the order was tangible evidence of Bush's commitment to see that justice is done. "It is another tool in the implementation of action against those who were complicit in the assassination of Prime Minister Hariri," he said. The order builds on an executive order that Bush issued in 2004 declaring a national emergency concerning Syria in the aftermath of Hariri's assassination.

Related Content

France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their fourth goal with teammates, July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018
France overpowers Croatia to win World Cup

By REUTERS