Saudi ambassador to US: Those who committed crime against Lebanon must be punished

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The international community must come together and hold those who committed this crime against Lebanon’s sovereignty accountable by identifying the conspirators and punishing them, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid bin Salman has said.

In a tweet sent out earlier on Thursday, Prince Khalid bin Salman said that “rogue regimes must pay a price for using political assassinations to spread chaos in our region”.

Prince Khalid’s statement has come after Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said justice will prevail on Tuesday ahead of an appearance at the international Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) into the killing of his father and 21 others in 2005.

“We are holding on to the truth, to know who is behind the assassination of Rafik Hariri and all the martyrs who fell defending Lebanon. With justice, the killer will be handed his punishment,” Hariri said in a statement released via social media.

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