New York

16 January 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

The Secretary-General welcomes the opening today of the trial of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), nearly nine years after the heinous terrorist attack which killed former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 21 others. The Secretary-General stresses the vital importance of combating impunity for the long-term stability and security of Lebanon. He notes with gratitude the continuing support of the Government of Lebanon, and of other Member States, for the work of the Tribunal.