Iran stops would-be Hizbullah volunteers at border

July 28, 2006 22:46


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Iran on Friday denied US allegations that it is supporting Hizbullah's war against Israel, and Iranians who wanted to fight for the Lebanese group complained their government was stopping them from leaving the country. A group of 120 Iranians who volunteered to fight for Hizbullah said they were refused permission to go through Bazargan crossing, near the eastern Turkish town of Dogubayazit. They planned to travel through Turkey and Syria to Lebanon. "The authorities said we could not pass through the border as we were wearing a kind of uniform," Ali Komeili, a spokesman for the volunteers, told The Associated Press. "We have sat here in protest at Bazargan border crossing to convince them to let us pass."

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