Hezbollah denies Nasrallah's health deteriorating

Lebanese radio: Leader transferred to Iran after being diagnosed with cancer; party disagrees over future leadership.

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February 26, 2013 17:11
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah 390 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/ Ahmad Shalha)

Hezbollah denied a claim on Tuesday that its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, is having health problems, according to a report in the Lebanese French daily L’Orient Le Jour.

Radio Sawt Beirut International, which is reported to have connections with Hezbollah’s opposition, claimed on Monday, citing unidentified sources, that Nasrallah was transferred on Sunday to Iran “aboard an Iranian presidential plane,” which left from the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport.

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The sources said that Nasrallah’s health has deteriorated since he was recently diagnosed with cancer.

The radio station also reported that the party canceled several meetings in order to decide who would take over leadership. There were strong disagreements over the ascension of his deputy Naim Qassem to the top position.

This report has not been confirmed.


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