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LEBANESE MINISTER CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO EXPEL SYRIA’S AMBASSADOR

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Former Justice Minister of Lebanon, Ashraf Rifi, requested Sunday, that Syria's ambassador to Lebanon be expelled, local media said.

In addition to the request to the Cabinet, to expel Ali Abdul Karim Ali, Syria's Ambassador to Lebanon, he also asked the government, to dissolve a pro-Syrian party, over the 2013 Tripoli mosque bombings.

Rifi made the request, addressing the Interior Minister, Nouhad Machnouk, to dissolve the Arab Democratic Party and to take legal action against the pro-Syrian Islamic Unity Movement, saying, it is operating illegitimately.

Rifi also asked that, a complaint be filed against Damascus with the United Nations.

The request comes, just two days after an investigative judge accused Syria of involvement in the Al-Salam and Al-Taqwa mosques twin bombings, which killed over 40 people and wounded hundreds of others in Aug, 2013.

Rifi had previously called on the Lebanese government to cut diplomatic ties with Damascus.

Source: Nam News Network