|Prime Minister of Lebanon|
31 October 1992 â€“ 2 December 1998
|Preceded by||Rashid el-Solh|
|Succeeded by||Selim Hoss|
23 October 2000 â€“ 21 October 2004
|Preceded by||Selim Hoss|
|Succeeded by||Omar Karami|
|Born||Rafic Baha El Deen Al Hariri
1 November 1944
|Died||14 February 2005
|Nationality||Lebanese and Saudi Arabian|
|Political party||Future Movement|
|Children||Bahaa, Saad, Houssam, Ayman, Fahd, Hind|
On the other hand, we have in Israel, an Israeli government which has been elected by the Israeli people. Their political agenda is not for peace. They are from the camp anti-peace.
Mehlis will go all the way and we want to go all the way. These arrests show that no matter how high the perpetrators are, they will face the consequences of what they did.
We don't think that we are in a quarrel with anybody. We may have a difference of opinion, but we'll not allow such differences of opinion to grow into a problem that stands in the way of reconstructing the country and regaining the democratic path.
And on the other hand, we see that the Israeli government is attacking that part of the Palestinian leader.
We want to see Israel withdraw from our territory. But we don't want to be accountable vis-a-vis Israel on the security basis, because we don't see, in the absence of a peace agreement, that Lebanon can really be accountable to Israel if anything happens.
I never threatened him and no Syrian intelligence officer has ever pointed a gun to his head.
You know, it is very clear that the Israelis, they don't want this plan and they don't agree.
The Lebanese people voted this time for change. So they are not satisfied with the actual situation. They want to see a new government. They want to see a new vision.