Khoury said Lebanese intelligence failed to investigate threats to his life.
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A close ally of slain former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said Thursday that Syria tried to impose political control over Lebanon, including dictating its choice of new president, in an attempt to secure the "home front" out of alarm at the American invasion of Iraq.Khoury's testimony is part of the "political evidence" being presented before the STL, the U.N.-backed tribunal tasked with prosecuting those responsible for the devastating 2005 bombing that killed Hariri and 21 others, and led to street protests that ended Syria's tutelage over Lebanon, a relic of the latter's Civil War.Khoury described how Syria forced Hariri to accept Lahoud's extension, using a "heavy hand" to force his compliance.Khoury said he received threats to his life after he voted against the Syrian-ordered Lahoud extension, through phone calls to his wife.
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