LEBANON ISSUE IN IRAN
Members of Iran's Islamist Basij militia hold a pictures of Hezbollah's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah as they celebrate in Valiasr Sq in Tehran, Iran on August 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
Pro- and anti-Hezbollah demonstrators gathered in Sidon, Lebanon, Friday, with supporters urging the government to resist pressure to disarm Hezbollah.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah refuted rumors of ill-health, calling the reports "a media campaign against Hezbollah."
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in Beirut that "as long as Israeli threats persist" his group won't surrender its weapons.
Hezbollah's recent flexing of its muscles in Lebanon may well lead to an unintended effect -- the long-overdue disarming of the militant group.
Syrian Social Nationalist Party units were seen Friday entering Beirut to support Hezbollah's occupation of the city's western districts.
The militant group Hezbollah signaled Saturday it was prepared to enter into a political settlement that would stabilize Lebanon. Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech that a national unity government would help Lebanon get
Syria's departing military and intelligence chiefs in Lebanon paid farewell visits Tuesday to President Emile Lahoud and other senior officials.
The leaders of Hamas and Hezbollah militant groups met Friday in Beirut and signed a statement declaring their armed resistance against Israel legitimate.
The Shiite militant group Hezbollah Tuesday accused the United States of inciting the Lebanese against each other and against Syria.
Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hezbollah has called for an Arab investigation team to probe into the Feb. 14 slaying of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
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