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Saturday, November 25, 2006 

SNAP: Lebanese cabinet approves UN Hariri tribunal

The Lebanese government has unanimously backed the UN Hariri tribunal.

But Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berri has called the meeting 'unconstitutional'. When Hizbollah ministers resigned, they called the government unconstitutional - Berri disagreed. But he says this meeting wasn't legal.

The Lebanese government has backed the tribunal, now a bill will be presented to parliament. Berri has the right to reject that bill. He will. And a constitutional crisis will follow.

The government said their backing of the tribunal was not meant to be a provocation - it is for the "security of Lebanon", they said.

The Syria News Wire beat the BBC by 4 minutes on this story.

you know, the whole bragging about being faster than bbc is pretty annoying.

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