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UN chief expresses support for tribunal

07-01-2011 10:45 BJT

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has expressed his strong support for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and its efforts to "uncover the truth and send a message that impunity will not be tolerated."

In a statement released in New York, the UN chief called on all states to support the independent judicial process by cooperating with the Tribunal in the execution of the indictment and arrest warrants. Ban also expected Lebanon's new government to uphold all of the country's international obligations. The US administration, meanwhile, welcomed the indictment, saying it has marked an important step towards justice and that the findings of the tribunal must be respected.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CNTV.CN

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