Lebanon's Hezbollah wants US envoy questioned on spies

By REUTERS
December 14, 2011 20:39




BEIRUT - Lebanon's Hezbollah wants the government to question the US ambassador in Beirut after the militant group revealed what it said were the names of CIA operatives operating under diplomatic cover.

A parliamentarian representing the Shi'ite political party and guerrilla movement told Reuters on Wednesday that placing spies in a diplomatic mission violated international law.

"Hezbollah calls on the government to question the US ambassador in Beirut over this aggression and to put a stop to American diplomats' constant violations of Lebanese sovereignty," said Hassan Fadlallah, head of communications for Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc.

"The law should apply ... to American diplomats just as it does to any other embassy in Lebanon."

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