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Sunday, November 20, 2005 

Mehlis meets Syrians in Madrid

Detlev Mehlis, the UN Investigator who has insisted on interviewing Syrian witnesses in Beirut, hs met a senior Syrian official in Spain to discuss the location.

So far he has refused to even visit Syria, or to have a meeting in Lebanon about the location of the interviews, insisting that it is non-negotiable.

But today's meeting shows that his stance is slowly shifting. Mehlis is an investigator not a politician - he knows that it's better to do the interviews, than to do the interviews in the location he insists on. It comes just days after Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said that he'd prefer the interrogations to take place outside his country.

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