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SYRIA UNITED NATIONS
Damascus on the jitters waiting for the UN's verdict
Syrian Foreign Minister in New York to pressure "friends", but no veto is expected.
In Beirut expectations are Mehlis commission's mandate will be extended
The report is scheduled to be released on October 21, but it is not likely to provide a final answer to all the questions concerning the Hariri assassination. Mehlis wants to interrogate Syrian officials outside Syria. State of alert in Lebanon.
14/12/2005 UNITED NATIONS SYRIA
Unless Syria co-operates the Hariri inquiry might last years, says Mehlis
The German prosecutor heading the United Nations inquiry into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister accuses Syria of dragging its feet. Damascus denies, whilst its press claims the report is "full of errors, informed by international interests that seek the destruction of Syria".
21/10/2005 SYRIA LEBANON UNITED NATIONS
Mehlis report, right to the heart of Syria's regime
Syria rejects the report's conclusions and calls on Arab media to attack it, but in many Syrian mosques people are worried of what the Security Council might do.
28/11/2005 SYRIA LEBANON UNITED NATIONS
In Vienna Mehlis ready to interrogate Syrians involved in the Hariri assassination
No one knows when the interrogations will start or who the UN commission of inquiry will hear. Reports suggest Saudi Arabia was instrumental in securing agreement.
03/01/2006 SYRIA LEBANON UNITED NATIONS
Syria to reject UN request to interview Assad
Damascus asserts it is willing to cooperate as long as the dignity of the president is upheld. It might be willing to see its foreign minister talk to the commission. People are waiting to see the outcome of Mubarak visit to Saudi Arabia.
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