Lebanese President Claims Mossad Behind Murder in Angola

Lebanese member of parliament Michel Aoun holds a press conference following a parliament session to vote for the new Lebanese president in the parliament building in downtown Beirut on April 23, 2014. Lebanon's parliament failed to elect a new president, with no candidate securing the two-thirds of the vote needed …
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The Times of Israel reports: Lebanese President Michel Aoun (pictured) suggested on Wednesday that Israel was responsible for the assassination of a Lebanese businessman in Angola.

At the opening of a cabinet session, Aoun said the Lebanese foreign ministry was looking into the murder of Amine Bakri, a 54-year-old Lebanese businessman.

Barki was killed by gunmen near his workplace Sunday in the Angolan capital Luanda. “There is information that the Mossad stands behind this operation,” Aoun said.

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