Impunity will not be tolerated, says UN chief

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UN Secretary-General. Credit: UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

A decade after the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, the message remains that impunity will not be tolerated.

That's what UN Secretary-General says in a statement issued on the tenth anniversary of the assassination of the Lebanese leader.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was killed in a massive car bomb explosion as his motorcade drove near St. George Hotel in Beirut on 14 February 2005.

On the tenth anniversary of the assassination of the late Lebanese leader and 21 others who lost their lives on that day, the Secretary-General renewed his condolences to the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.

Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations was committed to support the work of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon which is prosecuting people suspected of carrying out the attack.

He said as Lebanon faces renewed challenges, the United Nations continues to support the country in its efforts to strengthen stability and security.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

Duration: 0’57″

 

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