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Syria wants ground rules for cooperation in UN probe

Syria said Wednesday it wanted to lay fresh ground rules for cooperation with the new chief of a UN team investigating the killing of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq al-Sharaa told politicians from parties allied with the ruling Baath Party: “We want to agree on a protocol for cooperation to identify the meaning of cooperation … and what is required before it can be said that De has cooperated fully and unconditionally with the international committee.” A UN Security Council resolution ordered Damascus in October to cooperate fully with the inquiry or face unspecified consequences, after outgoing chief investigator Detlev Mehlis said it was not doing enough. Full Story

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