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Key Hezbollah ally slams Hariri indictments

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Beirut: A key Hezbollah ally is warning there could be civil strife in Lebanon now that an international tribunal has accused Hezbollah’s members of killing former prime minister Rafik Hariri.

Druse leader Walid Jumblatt said during a Friday press conference that stability is more important than justice in this deeply divided country.

His support is crucial if Lebanese authorities are to cooperate with the international court.

Jumblatt’s bloc gives Hezbollah a parliamentary majority. It is likely to stall efforts of international prosecutors who have been investigating the 2005 blast that killed Hariri and 22 others in a Beirut truck bombing.

The prosecutors at the UN-backed court on Thursday issued indictments against four people, two of them Hezbollah members. Zeenews

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