UNITED NATIONS Oct 20, 2005
 Mehlis’ team had already named Hamdan and three other Lebanese generals, all close to Syria, as suspects in the assassination, and Lebanon has arrested them. The report did not recommend any other arrests, but it called for the investigation to be extended with Lebanese judicial and security authorities in the lead.

Mehlis’ 53-page report accused Syrian authorities of trying to mislead his investigation, and directly accused Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa of lying in a letter sent to his commission.