Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Syria to allow UN interview of Sharaa

The Daily Star - Politics - Syria to allow UN interview of Sharaa: "As international calls for Syria to cooperate 'more fully' with the UN probe into the murder of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri intensifed on Wednesday from French President Jacques Chirac, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the Saudi King Abdullah, Syria confirmed it had agreed to the probe's request to interview its Foreign Minister Farouq al-Sharaa.
'Syria must answer the demands' of the international inquiry into Hariri's killing, Chirac was quoted by a spokesman as saying during talks with his visiting Egyptian counterpart Mubarak on Wednesday over the Syrian issue.
The latest UN commission demands include requests to interview Syrian President Bashar Assad and Sharaa, and Syria was given a 10-day deadline, ending on January 10, to respond.
'Everything that destabilizes Lebanon will end up turning back against Syria,' warned the president, who was a personal friend of the slain Hariri."

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