DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Syria has agreed to let U.N. investigators quiz officials about the assassination of ex-Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said the questioning of five officials would be carried out at U.N. offices in Vienna, the BBC reported.
He did not say when the interviews might take place, and would not identify the officials involved, saying it was a matter of the "secrecy of the investigation."
Syria has previously blocked officials wanted for questioning by the inquiry from leaving the country.
Detlev Mehlis, who heads the U.N. inquiry into the killing, has been unwilling to accept a Syrian offer to allow questioning either in Syria itself or at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.
Syria has repeatedly denied any involvement in the killing of Hariri and 20 others in February. But, an interim report by Mehlis and his team last month implicated senior Syrian and Lebanese security officials.