Hezbollah denies Nasrallah's health deteriorating
Lebanese radio: Leader transferred to Iran after being diagnosed with cancer; party disagrees over future leadership.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah Photo: 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
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
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.