Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah, said at an Iftar dinner on Wednesday that there is no direct evidence of his group’s participation in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
"What has been said is not enough to constitute evidence, even though it is what the most senior judges and professionals in this field said. This text that we have in our hands contains inference and analysis but not direct evidence. Indeed, it is clear that it is politicized. Members of the Resistance who are being accused should be seen as honest people, not criminals. I assure you that the Resistance will act as the guardians of Lebanon and all its people and of its national unity and its security. And all the conspiracies and sectarianism and civil wars in Lebanon will go with wind," said Mr. Nasrallah.
Mr. Nasrallah said that the indictment would not plunge the country into civil or sectarian clashes. The indictment, which was published on Wednesday, came after six years of investigation into the case.
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon, a UN-backed court, issued four arrest warrants in June for the explosion in Beirut in February 2005 that claimed the life of Hariri and 21 other people.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah - Leader of political and Islamist group, Hezbollah
Nidal Al Hariri