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Lebanon marks anniversary of Hariri killing

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Lebanon marks anniversary of Hariri killing


Lebanon marks the fifth anniversary of the murder of former prime minister, Rafik al-Hariri.

The son of the slain leader Saad al-Hariri, the current prime minister, joined others to honour his fathers memory.

It comes at time of improved ties between Lebanon and Syria, despite Hariri publicly accusing Damascus of engineering his fathers death.

Syria denies involvement.

In an exclusive interview with euronews, he was asked what future these new relations would have if an international court declares Syria guilty.

Saad al-Hariri replied:

“It is a possibility. As I have already told you, we intend to respect the tribunal’s conclusions. I don’t think I can answer this question now or comment on what might happen. But what I just said is very important. We are going to respect the tribunal’s judgements.”

Rafik Hariri was killed along with 21 others when a massive truck bomb exploded as Hariri’s convey passed by along Beirut’s seafront.

Thousands have gathered in the capital in a show of support for the Hariri family and their country.

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