Hizbullah to attend a conference in Paris

Hizbullah will attend this weekend's Lebanon conference in Paris despite French President Nicolas Sarkozy's comments that the Shi'ite Muslim group is a terrorist organization, the group said Tuesday. Sarkozy made the remarks during a meeting Monday with the families of three captive Israeli soldiers, including two seized by Hizbullah last summer. Hizbullah has not released any details on the two soldiers' conditions or provided any sign they are still alive. Sarkozy's comments came as a surprise given that France invited Hizbullah to participate in a conference of 14 Lebanese factions in Paris this weekend to address the country's political deadlock.