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U.N. report raps Syria in probe of Hariri death

A U.N. inquiry said Monday that Syrian cooperation with its investigation into the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister was slow and called on Damascus to arrest Syrian suspects.
/ Source: Reuters

A U.N. inquiry said Monday that Syrian cooperation with its investigation into the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister was slow and called on Damascus to arrest Syrian suspects.

"Given that its substantive lines of enquiry are far from being completed, and given the slow pace with which the Syrian authorities are beginning to discharge their commitments ... the commission recommends that there be such an extension and for a minimum period of six months," it said in a copy of the report to the Security Council obtained by Reuters in Beirut.

"Syria must detain those Syrian officials or individuals whom the commission considers as suspected of involvement in the planning, sponsoring, organising or perpetrating of this terrorist act," it said.