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Hizbullah's spiritual leader Hassan Nasrallah Thursday announced that a UN tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri would likely implicate Hizbullah members of involvement in the murder.
"I was personally informed by Prime Minister [Saad] Hariri [son of the slain Rafik Hariri] that the tribunal will accuse undisciplined members" of Hizbullah, Nassrallah was quoted by AFP as saying in a video-based press conference.
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Earlier in July, Nasrallah had attacked the tribunal's impending charges against his group as "fabricated."
When the UN tribunal was established in 2006, many in Lebanon alleged
that Hizbullah was seeking to have it quashed.
Saad Hariri’s pro-Western faction has increasingly made statements
supportive of Hizbullah – which wields veto power within his government
coalition – and reached out to Syria as part of a complicated political
dance in the fractious country. Before his trip to Washington, Hariri
stopped in Damascus for consultations with Syrian President Basher
Assad.Hilary Leila Kreiger contributed to this report.