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2005-11-25 12:44:42

By Inal Ersan DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria agreed on Friday to allow U.N. investigators to question five officials at the U.N. offices in Vienna in connection with the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, a top official said. The Syrian move was designed to avert a showdown between Damascus and the U.N. Security Council after sources in Lebanon said chief U.N. investigator Detlev Mehlis was close to giving up on Syrian cooperation over demands from Damascus for a...

2005-11-25 07:33:21

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Chief U.N. investigator Detlev Mehlis is close to giving up on Syrian cooperation after Damascus insisted on a legal deal before allowing the quizzing of six officials, Lebanese political sources said on Friday. Mehlis could notify the Security Council by early next week of a lack of Syrian cooperation in his inquiry into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, paving the way for a showdown between the world body and Damascus,...

2005-11-22 10:38:01

By Inal Ersan DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria said on Tuesday it had asked U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to intervene and help broker a cooperation agreement between Damascus and an inquiry into the killing of Lebanese ex-premier Rafik al-Hariri. The Syrian call appeared to signal an impasse in talks between Damascus and U.N. chief investigator Detlev Mehlis over the venue and legal framework for quizzing six Syrian officials. A unanimous Security Council resolution last month...

2005-11-22 09:07:19

By Inal Ersan DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria said on Tuesday it had asked U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to intervene and help broker a cooperation agreement between Damascus and an inquiry into the killing of Lebanese ex-premier Rafik al-Hariri. The Syrian call appeared to signal an impasse in talks between Damascus and U.N. chief investigator Detlev Mehlis over the venue and legal framework for quizzing six Syrian officials. A unanimous Security Council resolution last month...

2005-11-22 04:46:13

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Chief U.N. investigator Detlev Mehlis returned to Lebanon on Tuesday, preparing to wrap up his inquiry into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. German prosecutor Mehlis has until December 15 to report back to the U.N. Security Council on his findings into the assassination of Hariri by truck bomb in Beirut in February. He has yet to get the full cooperation of Syria despite a Security Council resolution last month threatening further...

2005-11-22 02:17:30

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Chief U.N. investigator Detlev Mehlis returned to Lebanon on Tuesday, preparing to wrap up his inquiry into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. German prosecutor Mehlis has until December 15 to report back to the U.N. Security Council on his findings into the assassination of Hariri by truck bomb Beirut in February. He has yet to get the full cooperation of Syria despite a Security Council resolution last month threatening further action...

2005-11-16 13:13:37

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria has proposed a U.N. investigator interview Syrians over the assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister at U.N. offices on the Golan Heights, a Syrian official said on Wednesday. The official, who asked not to be named, said Damascus would send a foreign ministry legal adviser to meet the head of the U.N. investigation team, Detlev Mehlis, "soon." Mehlis is investigating the killing of Rafik al-Hariri. Syria has no control over the Golan Heights,...

2005-11-14 10:31:36

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Iran backed Syria on Monday in its rift with the United Nations over cooperation with an inquiry into the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister and called for confronting U.S. "dubious moves" in the Middle East. "We declare our support for uncovering the truth vis-a-vis the assassination of Mr. Rafik al-Hariri and I have seen that the officials in Syria support this issue in a good way," Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said after talks with...

2005-11-10 05:41:17

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday Syria would cooperate fully with a U.N. probe into the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister but held little hope that it would avert pressure on Damascus. "No matter what we do and how much we cooperate, the result after a month will be that Syria did not cooperate... but we have to do our duty," Assad said in a televised speech. He said the Syrian cooperation did not mean that Syria was willing to sacrifice its...

2005-11-09 15:17:13

By Inal Ersan DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria said on Wednesday it was questioning six Syrian officials who had been summoned to Beirut by U.N. investigators probing the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. The interrogation of the officials effectively prevents them from going to Lebanon for questioning by the U.N. team until the Syrian panel dismisses them. Syria has denied any involvement in Hariri's death. "They are expected to stay in Syria until the...


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