6. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) No Name Given, Beirut Resident, Vox pop:
"We hope the international tribunal will be fair and seeking justice without a political agenda. And to put a stop to political assassinations."
7. People reading newspapers
8. Exterior of prime minister's office building
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ahmad Fatfat, Lebanese Youth and Sports Minister:
"We hope that this tribunal will put a final point for all political assassination in Lebanon but it needs the help and the support and the collaboration of the Syrian regime. We hope that they will do and if they will do it will be a new stage to a good relation, to restore the relation, between Lebanon and Syria. And also for Lebanese, for opposition in Lebanon, we say it will never be a political tool. It is really for all the Lebanese a victory and it will be to help Lebanon to consolidate its democracy and freedom."
10. Various of construction on road where Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated
11. Lebanese army forces providing security at site which has been closed since assassination
30 May 2007
13. People dancing in the streets
14. Car loaded with people chanting and waving flags
15. SOUNDBITE (Arabic), Saad Hariri, Son of the assassinated Prime minister Rafik Hariri:
"We are not demanding justice for the sake of revenge. We are demanding justice for the sake of accountability and for the sake of truth, which should be kept as a sacred trust in the conscience of all Lebanese. We should all participate in securing the International Tribunal to protect Lebanon."
16. Saad Hariri arriving at his father's grave
17. Mid shot of Saad Hariri praying at his father's grave
There was cautious optimism in Beirut on Thursday as supporters of assassinated former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri welcomed the United Nations Security Council vote to unilaterally establish an international tribunal to prosecute suspects in the slain leader's assassination.
"We hope the international tribunal will be fair and seeking justice without a political agenda. And to put a stop to political assassinations," said one Beirut resident.
Ahmad Fatfat, Lebanese Youth and Sports Minister welcomed the decision saying that he hoped the that the tribunal will put an end to all political assassination in Lebanon.
"But it needs the help and the support and the collaboration of the Syrian regime." he said, adding that if Syria chooses to cooperate with the tribunal "it will be a new stage to a good relation, to restore the relation, between Lebanon and Syria."
The slain leader's supporters danced in the streets on Wednesday following the announcement of the Un decision and his son, Saad Hariri, said the resolution was a turning point in Lebanon that would protect the country from further assassinations.
"We are not demanding justice for the sake of revenge. We are demanding justice for the sake of accountability and for the sake of truth, which should be kept as a sacred trust in the conscience of all Lebanese. We should all participate in securing the International Tribunal to protect Lebanon," Hariri said.
The vote on the resolution was 10-0 with five abstentions - Russia, China, South Africa, Indonesia and Qatar.
That was one more than the nine votes needed for passage.
The five countries that abstained objected to establishing the tribunal without approval of Lebanon's parliament and to putting the resolution under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter which deals with threats to international peace and allows militarily enforcement.
But none opposed the tribunal itself.
A UN investigation has implicated Syria in Hariri's assassination in 2005 when the Syrian army controlled Lebanon.
Syria has denied involvement.
The issue of an international tribunal has since fuelled a deep political conflict between Saniora's Western-backed government and the Syrian-backed, Hezbollah-led opposition.
The conflict has taken on an increasingly sectarian tone and erupted into street battles, killing 11 people in recent months.
Hariri's assassination sparked huge protests against Syria, which was widely seen as culpable. Syria denied involvement but was forced to withdraw its troops from Lebanon, ending a 29-year presence.
The initial UN investigator said the complexity of Hariri's assassination suggested the Syrian and Lebanese intelligence services played a role, but the probe is continuing.
Four Lebanese generals, top pro-Syrian security chiefs, have been under arrest for 20 months, accused of involvement in Hariri's murder.