Added by James Morley on January 24, 2011
The crisis in Lebanon was discussed today by Turkey and Qatar, as the two countries are trying to contain the political crisis over the killing of states-man Rafik al-Hariri. The crisis caused al-Hariri’s son’s government to an end last week.
The tensions in Beirut deepened further as the draft indictment, which was confidential, has been issued on Monday by a tribunal supported by the United Nations.
Leaders from all over the region were alarmed because of the matter as they fear that the Lebanese political divisions and sectarian might head towards the wider Middle East.
Standard and Poor also acted to lower the rating of the country’s debt, and further stated that the issues between the Hezbollah group and the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri have weakened Lebanon’s economic growth prospects in a severe way.
Today, some schools in Beirut were closed because of the growing fear of violence.
In the future, Western diplomats as well as Lebanon’s officials hope that Hague will accuse Hezbollah members about being involved in the assassination.
During the meeting between the Turkish and Qatari with Iranian officials, the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, stated Lebanon will face another political crisis, and that the two countries will hold talks with Lebanese politicians and the Hezbollah group.