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Hariri case: US welcomes guilty verdict in Lebanon ex-PM's murder
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Ayyash's conviction for 2005 murder confirms Hezbollah's terrorist aims.
Salim Ayyash, 56, was found guilty in his absence by the UN-backed tribunal in the Netherlands after a years-long trial for his involvement in a suicide bombing in Beirut that killed the Sunni billionaire and 21 other people.
We welcome @STLebanon's ?ruling today, which ?found Hizballah operative Salim Ayyash guilty for his role in ?the 2005 terrorist attack that killed Rafik Hariri and 21 others in Beirut.? Ending impunity is imperative to ensuring Lebanon's security, stability, & sovereignty.- Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) August 18, 2020
"Ayyash's conviction helps confirm what the world is increasingly recognising," said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, "that (Hezbollah) and its members are not defenders of Lebanon as they claim to be but constitute a terrorist organisation dedicated to advancing Iran's malign sectarian agenda."
The three other alleged Hezbollah members who were accused were acquitted. The judges also said there was no evidence to directly link Syria -- the former military overlord in Lebanon -- or Hezbollah's leadership to the attack.
"Although Ayyash remains at large, the ruling underscores the importance of rendering justice and ending impunity, which is imperative to ensuring Lebanon's security, stability, and sovereignty," Pompeo added.
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