Beirut, Lebanon Airport named after Hariri

May 21 2005

Nazek Hariri, widow of the slain former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri sent a letter to Prime Minister Najib Mikati, thanking him for the thoughtful gesture.

The decision to name the Beirut International airport as “Martyr Rafik Hariri International Airport ” was taken during a recent government meeting headed by PM Mikati.

Rafik Hariri was assasinated in Beirut on Feb 14, 2005. The opposition has blamed Syria and its Lebanese security agents for his assassination, but Syria denied. The pro Syrian Lebanese Security chiefs have all resigned as demanded by the opposition