U.S. ambassador to Lebanon David Hale is seen during a meeting in Beirut, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale ruled out in remarks published Sunday any form of compromise with Iran over the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and stressed that the court probing the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri aimed at confronting political violence in the country.Hale told pan-Arab Al-Hayat newspaper there was no possibility for a compromise over the STL, noting that the court was based on Lebanese law and U.N. Security Council decisions and that the Lebanese sought real stability in their country and were calling for the rule of law. Unfortunately, Hale said, Hezbollah is trying to drag the country into the Syrian conflict.
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