JANUARY 15, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) The Special Tribunal for Lebanon resumed its hearing sessions on Thursday by listening to the testimony of former MP Ghattas Khoury, who explained the circumstances that had accompanied his candidacy to the Doctors’ Syndicate “which was subjected to a great deal of political meddling.”
He blamed the ferocious face-offs with the Syrian regime for the former MPs failure to name his as Minister.
“During the extension of President Emile Lahoud’s mandate, late Hariri told me that the Syrians might destroy the country, or even place a bomb in Solidere of downtown Beirut. The late President had informed me back then that he feared the nation’s fate and could not reject the extension of Lahoud’s mandate,” he added.
Koury regretted that despite the extension of Lahoud’s mandate, Hariri’s assassination still took place.
SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON