Re: Nasrallah Refutes Mehlis, Larsen's Reports
- From: "nadr" <nadr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 02:13:05 GMT
Islam is innocent of the Syrian killers and their supporters. I am certain
all decent law abiding moslems will help to punish the Syrian criminals.
"Born To Serve Islam" <born_to_be_muslim@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Nasrallah Refutes Mehlis, Larsen's Reports
> BEIRUT, October 28, 2005 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) - The leader of
> Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance group blasted Friday, October 28, the
> United Nations for 'political incitement' against Damascus over the
> killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri and imposing its
> mandate on Lebanon, accusing the international community of working to
> only serve the interests of Israel.
> "In principle we reject that anyone is judged in Lebanon or in Syria
> without evidence and a fair trial," Hezbollah Secretary General Sheikh
> Hassan Nasrallah told a big rally marking Al-Quds Day in Beirut, Reuters
> Nasrallah criticized UN envoy in Lebanon Terje Roed-Larsen, accusing him
> of attempting to impose a mandate on the Arab country under claims of
> implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1559.
> "Larsen's report on the UN resolution discussed several issues that have
> nothing to do with his own mission in Lebanon such as the Lebanese
> elections and Hezbollah's role," Nasrallah said on a fiery speech, aired
> live on the Doha-based Al-Jazeera TV and Hezbollah TV in Lebanon.
> "Larsen's main goal in Lebanon is disarm Hezbollah and the Palestinian
> resistance factions."
> Nasrallah also accused the UN envoy of raising the issue of border
> demarcation between Lebanon and Syria despite the ongoing intense
> situation in the region.
> Backing Syria
> Nasrallah further accused German investigator Detliv Mehlis of issuing a
> politicized report that helped persecute the Syrian regime even before any
> professional and fair probe was conducted.
> "We say clearly that we stand by Syria, leadership and people, in the face
> of its targeting by the Americans and Zionists and attempts to punish it
> politically for standing by Lebanon and its resistance."
> A UN unfinished inquiry led by Mehlis said there were "converging
> evidence" of Syrian and Lebanese involvement in Hariri murder, accusing
> Damascus of blocking and misleading the investigation.
> The report also named senior Syrian officials as suspects in the killing,
> prompting the United States and France to put forward a draft resolution
> at the UN Security Council demanding Syria cooperate fully with the
> inquiry and threatening economic sanctions.
> "What we are witnessing today is the using of the Mehlis report to punish
> Syria for a crime that it has not been convicted of as a punishment for
> its political and strategic options," Nasrallah said.
> By demanding sanctions against Syria, "the United States is using an
> investigation which has not yet finished as an instrument," said
> "The United States has already wound up its investigation... and accused
> Syria, putting itself in the place of the judges and only allowing the
> Security Council to spell out sanctions" it has pushed for, he added,
> reported Agence France-Presse (AFP).
> Nasrallah also accused the United States of leading an incitement campaign
> to sow animosity between Lebanon and Syria.
> "We reject pushing Lebanon to a confrontation with Syria, to fight Syria
> or to consider Syria the enemy of Lebanon."
> Nasrallah appealed for "an urgent meeting of the Arab League" to
> "intervene quickly and propose an initiative about the (UN) report and
> Lebanese-Syrian relations and pressure against Syria."
> Friday's rally, an annual event to mark Al-Quds Day in support of the
> struggle of the Palestinian people against the Israeli occupation, was the
> first major gathering organized by the Lebanese resistance group since
> Syria pulled out its troops from Lebanon in April.
> Marking the day, some 6,000 Hezbollah fighters, in khaki, brown or black
> military fatigues but carrying no weapons, marched in formation in front
> of cheering crowds waving the group's yellow flags and chanting "Death to
> Israel, Death to America".
> "Oh, Jerusalem, we are coming," the fighters chanted, with huge Lebanese
> and Palestinian flags hang from rooftops.
> A big flag picturing the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem with the words "We
> are coming" inscribed was a prominent feature in the scene.
> Biased Report
> Speaking on Al-Jazeera Friday, Lebanese Information Minister Ghazi
> Al-Aridi agreed with Nasrallah, accusing the UN envoy to Lebanon of
> turning a blind eye to the daily Israeli violations against the Lebanese
> In his report to the United Nations on the implementation of Security
> Council Resolution 1559, adopted in September 2004, Larsen said that the
> continued presence of armed groups in Lebanon was incompatible with the
> restoration of Lebanese sovereignty and territorial integrity.
> "The existence of armed groups defying the control of the legitimate
> government which by definition is vested with a monopoly on the use of
> force throughout its territory, is incompatible with the restoration and
> full respect of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity and
> political independence of the country," the report said.
> It also pointed to what it named the "illegal transfer of arms and people
> toward armed Palestinian groups in Lebanon, which has threatened to cast a
> shadow on the efforts aimed at bolstering Lebanon's sovereignty."
> On the status of Hezbollah, the report noted that many Lebanese continue
> to view it not as a militia but as a "legitimate resistance movement"
> fighting for the liberation of the Shebaa Farms area from Israeli
> Viewed by most Lebanese as a resistance force, the group played an
> instrumental role in forcing Israel to end its 22-year occupation of south
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