FEBRUARY 13, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Prime Minister Najib Mikati released a statement on the tenth commemoration of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri whereby he said “Ten years have passed since the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and his companions, and year after year we sense the size of his absence, and we realize that figures like him leave behind a vacuum that is hard to fill.”
“Ten years have passed and Lebanon lives its darkest hours amid heated regional developments and the nation is exposed to the most powerful waves of fragmentation, sectarianism and sharp lineups,” he added.
“Before every challenge, we remember Rafik Hariri, the peaceful and moderate, who worked hard to prevent divisions and fragmentation. (…) Today, we affirm that we are, and we will always be against violence as well as against terrorism and assassination. We will strive to restore Lebanon the lighthouse that Rafik Hariri always wanted,” Mikati pledged.
SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON