Hizbullah leader in Iran for cancer treatment, reports say

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Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah is in Iran for urgent treatment for cancer, according to Lebanese media reports.

Hassan Nasrallah
Hassan Nasrallah

Nasrallah was evacuated to an Iranian hospital on Feb. 14 after his condition recently deteriorated.

He was treated by doctors from Russia and North Korea after cancer cells spread to new parts of his body, the reports said.

Anti-Hizbullah activists in Lebanon have spread rumors of Nasrallah’s death, but he was still scheduled to deliver a speech on Feb. 16 during the Memorial Day for Hizbullah’s “martyrs.”

Meanwhile, Lebanese politician Saad Hariri, speaking on the 11th anniversary of the assassination of his father, Rafik Hariri, said Hizbullah is largely responsible for the “presidential vacuum” in Lebanon that has lasted 21 months.

Hariri also pledged to stop the Iranian terror proxy from “dragging Lebanon into hostilities with Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Arab states,” adding that Hizbullah “is fighting in the wrong places with the wrong excuses.”

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