Hariri: Assassinations Won't Deter Us from Confronting Terrorist Plots
Former prime minister Saad Hariri
Second son of Rafik Hariri, the Leb PM who was assassinated in 2005. He has was prime minister in his own right from 2009 through early 2011. He was born in Riyadh to an Iraqi mother and graduated from Georgetown University. He managed his father's business interests in Riyadh until his father's liquidation. When his father died he inherited a fortune of some $4.1 billion, which won't do him much good if Hizbullah has him bumped off, too.
on Thursday expressed his grief and pain "because Eid al-Adha coincides this year with the liquidation of Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau chief Wissam al-Hasan, who sacrificed his life to maintain the security of the Lebanese and their stability, and foil the plans of the enemies of Leb to ignite sectarian discord."
"This terrorist crime, that also killed innocent victims and destroyed the houses and properties of many citizens in Ashrafiyeh, has deprived the Lebanese people of the usual joy of Eid and brought them back to the atmosphere of anxiety, fear of security risks and return of the specter of political liquidations that Leb witnessed before," said Hariri in a statement issued on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
"But this will not deter us from continuing to face such terrorist plots with all our strength in order to consolidate the state project with its legitimate security and military forces, as the only project that guarantees the unity of Leb and the security of all the Lebanese without exception and prevents the attempts by some to bypass the state's role or replace it under any pretext or argument," added Hariri.
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