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Syria Calls on Lebanese Lawmaker to Provide Proof of Assassination Plot

Syria has called on the leader of Lebanon's parliamentary majority to provide proof of alleged Syrian assassination plots against him and the Lebanese prime minister.

Syria's state-run news agency, SANA, Wednesday quotes an unidentified Syrian official as saying the allegations by Lebanese lawmaker Saad Hariri are fabricated. The official called on Hariri to present evidence of the assassination plots to the public.

Hariri told reporters in Cairo Tuesday he has information about Syrian plots to kill him and Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora, though he did not elaborate.

A number of anti-Syrian figures have been murdered in Lebanon in recent years, including lawmaker Antoine Ghanem in September. Syria has denied involvement in any of the attacks.

Saad Hariri's father, former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, was killed by a truck bomb blast in 2005 in Beirut.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.