Mehlis to interrogate Syrian officials 'on Tuesday'

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28 November 2005, BEIRUT/DAMASCUS - United Nations investigator Detlev Mehlis, who heads the probe into the killing of former Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri, is expected to interrogate five leading Syrian officials implicated in the incident on Tuesday, according to Lebanese media.

28 November 2005

BEIRUT/DAMASCUS - United Nations investigator Detlev Mehlis, who heads the probe into the killing of former Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri, is expected to interrogate five leading Syrian officials implicated in the incident on Tuesday, according to Lebanese media.

The Lebanese paper An-Nahar Sunday cited Syrian sources as saying the date had been agreed between Mehlis and the Syrian leadership.

Damascus has been keeping secret the names of the suspects who are due to be interrogated at the U.N.'s Vienna base by the German official.

Since Mehlis had requested interrogations with six rather than the agreed five officials, there was speculation that Damascus might have refused the interrogation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law Asef Schaukat.

DPA

Subject: German news

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