2005 News Story

OIC is following Hariri investigation closely

In a statement released today, the Jeddah-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) stressed the importance of preserving peace and security in the Middle East. The OIC is closely following the UN investigation on the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Al-Hariri, the statement said, and supports Lebanon’s legitimate expectation of justice for those responsible. The organization also welcomed Syria’s expressed willingness to cooperate with the investigation team. The OIC warned against imposing sanctions on any country because they would only lead to suffering for the people.