25-09-2016 08:24 AM Jerusalem Timing

Wahhab Denies Lebanese Suspect behind His Assassination Attempt

Wahhab Denies Lebanese Suspect behind His Assassination Attempt

Lebanese Tawhid Movement leader former minister Wiam Wahhab denied on Tuesday that a Lebanese man was behind an assassination attempt against him in Syria.

Lebanese Tawhid Movement leader former minister Wiam Wahhab Lebanese Tawhid Movement leader former minister Wiam Wahhab denied on Tuesday that a Lebanese man was behind an assassination attempt against him in Syria.

“I will not accuse anyone until I make sure,” Wahhab told local media outlet.

He warned that he will have a harsh stance once he knows who is behind the attempt on his life, pointing out that he is holding the suspect captive and will hand him over to the security agencies.

“He is not Lebanese and the person who recruited him belongs to a political party,” Wahhad said.

Earlier on Tuesday, al-Akhbar quoted Wahhab as saying that the suspect is Lebanese and confessed that he had received a sum of money from a political party in Lebanon to assassinate him.

Lebanese Twhid party sloganThe Druze leader said that the suspect opened fire at his convoy in Syria so that “not to raise any suspicions” on the side that paid him if the assassination happened in Lebanon.

Wahhab vowed to hand over all the information he has to the Lebanese security agencies soon, reiterating his trust in the judicial system.

Security sources told the daily that Wahhab informed the competent authorities that the suspect is detained, without revealing who is behind the arrest or where his location is.

The source quoted Wahhab as saying that the suspect confessed that a senior official in the Progressive Socialist Party recruited him to assassinate the Tawhid leader and to carry out the operation in Syria to mislead the investigations.

However, the source stressed that in case Wahhab’s allegations are true, an endeavor like this happens without Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat’s knowledge.