Friday, February 12, 2010

UN committed to ensuring justice, Ban says on anniversary of Hariri killings

New York, 12 February 2010 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Rafiq Hariri

As Lebanon marks the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack that took the lives of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others, the Secretary-General stands with the people of Lebanon in commemorating the life and achievements of Mr. Hariri and renews his condolences to the families of the victims of this terrible crime.

The Secretary-General reaffirms the commitment of the United Nations to the efforts of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon to uncover the truth, so as to bring those responsible to justice and end impunity in Lebanon.