BEIRUT, May 25 (KUNA) -- Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said Monday pointing fingers at the Lebanese party for allegedly assassinating Prime Minister Rafik Al-Hariri was an Israeli accusation.
Reacting to a report filed by German magazine Der Spiegel that Hezbollah was involved in the February 14, 2005, murder of Al-Hariri, Nasrallah said "this is not just a normal press report but a dangerous matter and Israel has a hand in this accusation campaign." Nasrallah's remarks came during a ceremony held in southern Beirut to mark the 9th anniversary of the liberation of south Lebanon from the Israeli occupation.
The timing of the Der Spiegel's report "is dangerous" because it was published ahead of the legislative elections in Lebanon, he said.
He said a special tribunal to try killers of Al-Hariri should not have its doors open for those who undermine the ongoing investigation.
Nasrallah addressed the Progressive Socialist Party of MP Waleed Jumblatt and said Hezbollah and Amal movements were keen on co-existence with the Druze.
He also underlined that Hezbollah was not targeting the Sunnis nor any other group in Lebanon. (end) ayb.bs KUNA 260023 May 09NNNN