UN commission requests Assad interview

UN spokesperson says the commission investigating the assassination of Rafik Hariri has asked to interview Syrian President Bashar Assad. According to Israel Radio, Assad has yet to respond to the request. "The commission will also seek to interview (former Syrian Vice-President) Abdul-Halim Khaddam as soon as possible," the spokesperson said, referring to the man who alleged in TV interview broadcast Friday that Assad had threatened former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri several months before he was assassinated in a Feb. 14 truck bombing.