UN investigator Serge Brammertz arrives in Saudi Arabia.Earlier, debkafile reported Saudi-Iranian accord on Lebanon
King Abdullah has invited rival Lebanese politicians to Riyadh to hammer out a settlement. The political crisis in Beirut has paralyzed government since Hizballah and pro-Syrian factions launched a campaign to oust prime minister Fouad Siniora three months ago.
debkafile reports one of the issues on which the Saudi monarch and visiting Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reached agreement Saturday, March 3, was the acceptance of an international tribunal to try suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese PM Rafiq Hariri. This, Syrian president Bashar Assad has been battling since his close associates and family are liable for trial as a result of the Brammertz inquiry.
In its last issue, DEBKA-Net-Weekly disclosed that Tehran had reneged on its ally in Damascus on the tribunal issue.