Hizbullah MP Ali al-Mekdad said that the U.S. embassy is “steering” the work of lead investigator into the Beirut port blast Judge Tarek Bitar.
“I can’t be naive and wait for Bitar’s indictment, and then defend myself,” Mekdad said in a televised interview.
He asked why among all names, only “certain names” were chosen by the Judge.
“We do not say all judges are corrupt or traitors, so when a judge knows that he is serving the enemy, then he is,” Mekdad added.
The lawmaker assured that there is no “essential dispute” with President Michel Aoun.
“Aoun is convinced that everyone should go to interrogation, including himself,” Mekdad said.
“If Aoun endorses Bitar’s approach, he wouldn’t have said that.”
Mekdad also claimed that, according to reports, Bitar is preparing “a major file against Hizbullah and the Shiite duo,” and that “the decision will be taken before the upcoming parliamentary elections.”