U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he will soon release the findings of the U.N. investigation into the February assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Mr. Annan spoke after news reports said early findings show signs of negligence and possible evidence tampering by Lebanese authorities. He added that a second probe may be needed.
Meanwhile, in Lebanon, opposition leaders are blaming the country's Syrian-backed security forces for the early Wednesday bomb that killed three people near Beirut. The United States condemned the blast, saying it was an attempt to weaken the voice of the Lebanese people who are demanding sovereignty. And in Washington, Syria's ambassador Imad Moustapha said his country will fully withdraw from Lebanon as soon as possible, and suggested it would take less than two months.