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Khamenei: Any Hariri Tribunal Ruling Null and Void

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday dismissed as "null and void" imminent rulings by the U.N. court probing the 2005 murder of ex-Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri, Iranian state television reported.

The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is reportedly set to indict high-ranking operatives of the Shiite movement Hizbullah, Lebanon's most powerful military force, which is backed by Tehran and Damascus.

"This tribunal is receiving orders from elsewhere and whatever ruling it hands down is null and void," Khamenei told visiting Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in a meeting, state television reported.

"We hope that the influential sides which have a say in Lebanon act based on logic and wisdom, so that this issue will not turn into a problem," said Khamenei, Iran's all-powerful commander-in-chief.

The STL said on December 9 that it will "very, very soon" file indictments over the February 14, 2005 killing of Hariri and 22 others in a Beirut bomb blast.

"Khamenei says any ruling by the U.S.-sponsored Special Tribunal for Lebanon is null and void," it said on its website.

Hizbullah has said it expects to be falsely accused of involvement in the former premier's killing and warned against any attempt to arrest its members, raising fears of instability in the country.

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has urged Lebanon's deeply divided unity government to step aside and allow his party to singlehandedly deal with the STL, which he brands a U.S.-Israeli plot.

Iranian state television quoted the Qatari Emir as telling Khamenei that attempts were being made to trigger a sedition in Lebanon.

"Some seek to create a new sedition in Lebanon, but we are trying to avoid this sedition with the help of regional countries," the emir said. The report did not elaborate.

Last month during a visit to Tehran by Prime Minister Hariri, Khamenei told him to strengthen his ties with Hizbullah.

Ahead of Hariri's visit, the media said the prime minister was coming to Iran hoping that Tehran would help to reconcile his pro-Western camp and Hizbullah.

Hizbullah and Iran enjoy deep ties which were evident during President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit in October to Lebanon, where he received a rousing welcome.

The two also share a deep animosity towards Israel, which has not ruled out a military strike against Tehran to stop its controversial nuclear program.

Shoo Haroun you take first watch on the Barja-Nabe Younis intersection???

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Live and prosper in the era of mullahs. When it comes to justice vs evil or the world vs Iran, Aounieh aoumieh Iranieh Ishtrakieh Sourieh will without a doubt side with Iran. Iran has invaded... and now it is the de facto occupier of most of Lebanon. Looking back, the idiot Aoun was the first to surrender and kneel at the feet of mullahs and kiss their asses.

Reading this article, I can't help but question the motives this 10th century mullah living 4000 miles away wants to destroy my country?

شمعون: حرام أن يعير احد عون أهمية لأن دواءه ليس عندنا بل في العصفورية
الجوزو: لقد سقط لبنان وسقطت حكوماته، بفضل إرهاب حزب الله
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