Iran's Khamenei dismisses UN's probe on Hariri murder

Iran's supreme leaderKhamenei on Monday dismissed as "null and void" any ruling by the UN court probing the 2005 murder of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri.

Iran's Khamenei dismisses UN's probe on Hariri murder

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday dismissed as "null and void" any ruling by the UN court probing the 2005 murder of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri.

"This tribunal is receiving orders from elsewhere and whatever ruling it hands down is null and void," Khamenei told visiting Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in a meeting,.

Khamenei, the most powerful figure in the Islamic Republic, said: "I hope parties with influence involved in Lebanon will act on the basis of intelligence and wisdom so that this (tribunal outcome) does not become problematic."

The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon said on December 9 that it will "very, very soon" file indictments for the February 14, 2005 killing of Hariri and 22 others in a Beirut bomb blast.

It is reportedly set to indict some members of the Hezbollah, Lebanon's most powerful military force.


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