BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 29 (UPI) -- Hezbollah leaders said they would address, as early as Wednesday. the questioning of its members by a U.N. probe into the 2005 slaying of a Lebanese leader.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah announced in a video address that he would discuss reports that members of a U.N.-backed team interviewed members of the Shiite resistance movement over the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Nasrallah was quoted by Hezbollah's al-Manar news station as saying he would speak about the international probe into the Hariri assassination as early as Wednesday.
"I will say what I think is appropriate to say at this stage so that the people understand the issue," he said.
Hariri was killed in 2005 when a bomb tore through his motorcade in downtown Beirut. A 2009 report in the German news magazine Der Spiegel said the U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon found that Hezbollah had a role in the plot to kill the anti-Syrian former prime minister.
Der Spiegel said cellphone records linked Hezbollah operatives to the planning of the February 2005 operation, which killed several others.
Nasrallah described the Der Spiegel report as "fabricated."
Allegations surfaced last week that the U.N. panel examining the Hariri assassination spoke with members of Hezbollah.