Late Hariri`sconsultant: Hariri`s assassination by Mossad aimed
at creating tension in Lebanon
Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA -- Late Lebanese politician Rafiq Hariri`s
consultant Mustafa al-Naser told IRNA Monday evening, "Assassination
Hariri is the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad`s job, aimed at
creating political tension in Lebanon."
Al-Naser added, "Beyond doubt, the peace, stability, and high
level security prevailing in Lebanon in recent years, in creation of
which all Lebanese groups play a harmonious role, is in direct
contrast with Israel`s political intentions for the region, and above
that with the illegitimate nature of that usurper regime."
He added, "Israel seeks the continuation of its existence in
creation of constant tension in the region, and that was the reason
why Tel Aviv imposed many years on civil war, and over a decade of
occupation and instability against our nation."
Lebanon`s five-time prime minister and billionaire tycoon Rafiq
Hariri was assassinated in a huge bomb blast in Beirut Monday that
stoked fears of fresh sectarian strife 15 years after the end of the
About 100 people were also wounded in the blast that left a
trail of carnage and devastation in a busy seafront area in scenes
reminiscent of the 1975-1990 war.
Media reports said the blast was caused by a car bomb and a
hitherto unknown Zionist group claimed responsibility for what it
said was a suicide attack to avenge Hariri`s close ties with the
The dead included one of the bodyguards of the 60-year-old
Sunni billionaire who resigned as prime minister four months ago.
The attack plunged Lebanon into grief and raised worries about the
stability of the country, which is treading a delicate path between
its Sunni, Shi`a and Christian communities.
Lebanon has announced three days of national mourning, and Hariri`s
family has announced they want to bury him privately, forbidding
he presence of any government official in his burial ceremony.
Hariri had launched a comprehensive construction campaign in
Lebanon and owed much of his popularity in his country to his lofty
contribution to effective reconstruction of his war torn country.