A UN-backed tribunal is set to issue the verdict into the killing of Lebanon\u2019s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on Tuesday after postponing the initial announcement due to the\u00a0Aug. 4 Beirut explosions.\r\nFour members of the Iran-backed Shia group Hezbollah have been on trial in absentia over the killing of Hariri, Lebanon\u2019s main Sunni Muslim leader. Hezbollah denies any role in the killing, which set the stage for years of confrontation, culminating in a brief civil war in 2008.\r\n\r\n\r\nHariri was killed in 2005 by a suicide truck bomb on a seaside boulevard in Beirut that killed him and 21 others, and wounded 226 people.\r\nHezbollah\u2019s leader Hassan Nasrallah last week repeated previous comments that his group did not recognize the court and would not be affected by any verdict.\r\nHariri\u2019s son, Saad, also a former prime minister, landed in Holland on Monday night ahead of the ruling. A statement from the Saad Hariri\u2019s office said that he would attend the three Special Tribunal for Lebanon\u2019s sessions Tuesday. \u201c[PM] Hariri will issue a statement following the announcement of the verdict,\u201d the statement said.\r\n\r\n\r\nSaad Hariri\u2019s diplomatic adviser Basem Shabb told Reuters that many people were \u201cwaiting for this decision for closure.\r\nThis tribunal has cost not only money but blood.\r\n\u201cIt will have consequences; I do not expect turmoil in the streets. I think Prime Minister Hariri was wise enough to make sure this does not turn into a sectarian issue,\u201d he said.\r\nOn Monday, a French presidential source told Al Arabiya that the STL was formed by an international consensus and "its authority must be respected."