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Special Tribunal to recommend UN sanctions for Lebanon

Saleh Naami , Wednesday 19 Jan 2011
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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) would ask Security Council to impose sanctions on Lebanon if the government failed to fulfill its international obligation, Israeli media reported.  

“The Lebanese government is obligated to contribute 49 per cent of the international tribunal's cost, keep the Lebanese judges and extradite suspects to the court” a source close to the tribunal told Tid Dibka, an Israeli website specializing in intelligence.  

The website cited the source who stressed that the agreement was signed between Lebanon and the court and is therefore a commitment by the Lebanese state itself and not a particular government – implying that any government which comes to power must fulfill this international obligation.

He added that US assistant Secretary Jeffrey Feltman has convinced the court to carry out trials in absentia for potentially indicted Hezbollah members if the Lebanese government refused to extradite them to the court.The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) would ask Security Council to impose sanctions on Lebanon if the government failed to fulfil its international obligation, Israeli media reported.  

“The Lebanese government is obligated to contribute 49 per cent of the international tribunal's cost, keep the Lebanese judges and extradite suspects to the court” a source close to the tribunal told Tid Dibka, an Israeli website specializing in intelligence.  

The website cited the source who stressed that the agreement was signed between Lebanon and the court and is therefore a commitment by the Lebanese state itself and not a particular government – implying that any government which comes to power must fulfill this international obligation.

He added that US assistant Secretary Jeffrey Feltman has convinced the court to carry out trials in absentia for potentially indicted Hezbollah members if the Lebanese government refused to extradite them to the court.

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