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STL is an anti-Lebanon plot

A Hezbollah MP says the US-backed tribunal on the assassination of Lebanon’s former premier is an international conspiracy against the country.

On Sunday, MP Mohammad Raad, the head of the Lebanese resistance movement’s parliamentary bloc, said that the goal of the intrigue is “to enslave the Lebanese, humiliate them, dominate their resources, control their fate, and jeopardize their future,” the Lebanese website Naharnet reported.

But Hezbollah’s “objective is to rescue this country from the international conspiracy,” he added.

Former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was killed along with over 20 other people in a massive bombing in Beirut in February 2005.

The Washington-sponsored Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) was set up some two years later to investigate the incident. The court is expected to announce its findings by the end of 2010.

Earlier in the year, reports said that the court planned to issue an indictment against Hezbollah members.

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has rejected the allegations, saying the plot is part of “a dangerous project that is targeting the resistance.”

Raad said that “the enemy has its own measures inside the tribunal that aim to fabricate a false indictment… that seeks to undermine our civil peace, tamper with our stability, and incite the Lebanese against each other.”

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