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Nasrallah says Saudi behind blasts at Iran's Beirut embassy

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday blamed Saudi Arabia for a twin suicide attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut that killed 25 people last month. The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an Al-Qaeda affiliate that claimed responsibility for the attacks, "has an emir and he is Saudi, and I am convinced that it is linked to the Saudi intelligence services, which direct groups like this one in several parts of the world," Nasrallah told Lebanese broadcaster OTV. kam-ser/dv

Nasrallah says Hezbollah will keep fighting in Syria war

'We have said on several occasions that the presence of our soldiers on Syrian soil is to defend... Syria,' said Hezbollah's leader Nasrallah.

Hezbollah chief attends Shiite commemoration in Beirut

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah attended a massive Shiite Muslim commemoration in southern Beirut on Thursday, in his second appearance in public marking the occasion in as many days. Nasrallah, who normally appears via video link for fear of assassination by arch enemy Israel, spoke in Hezbollah's southern Beirut stronghold to mark the Ashura rituals. sah-ram/dv/bpz

Hezbollah chief warns of 'war' if no Iran deal

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, in a rare public appearance Wednesday, argued that failure to strike a deal with ally Iran over its nuclear programme would spell "war in the region." Nasrallah, who normally appears via video link for fear of assassination by arch-enemy Israel, spoke in Hezbollah's southern Beirut stronghold to mark the Shiite Muslim Ashura holiday.

Nasrallah says ready to fight in Syria himself

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah renewed his commitment on Friday to the battle in Syria, where the Shi'ite militant group has been fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad's forces, saying he was ready to go himself if needed. Nasrallah said Thursday's car bomb in Beirut would only reinforce Hezbollah's determination to fight in Syria and defeat radical Sunni Islamists he said were behind the attack. "If the battle requires me to go (to Syria) ... I will go," he said.

Hezbollah chief blames radical Islamists for blast

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah accused radical Islamists on Friday of responsibility for a car bomb that killed at least 22 people in a Beirut stronghold of his pro-Syria Shiite group. "All indications concerning yesterday's attack lead to the takfiri groups (radical Sunni Islamists)," Nasrallah said in a speech broadcast on television as Lebanon was holding a day of mourning for Thursday's victims. ram-kam/hkb/al

Hezbollah leader slams Israel in rare public speech

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah emerged from hiding on Friday to deliver his first major speech in years, addressing a rally in his southern Beirut stronghold in support of the Palestinian conflict against Israel. "Israel poses a danger on all people of this region...including Lebanon, and removing it is a Lebanese national interest," Nasrallah told hundreds of supporters in his half-hour speech.

"Terrorist" Nasrallah must be stopped: Bahrain FM

The leader of Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, is a "terrorist" who must be stopped, Bahrain's foreign minister said on Sunday. "Terrorist Nasrallah has declared war on his nation," said Sheikh Khaled al-Khalifa on his Twitter account. "Stopping him and rescuing Lebanon from his grip is a national and religious duty for all of us," he said. The minister's remarks come a day after Nasrallah explicitly acknowledged his forces were fighting in Syria against the opposition which is bidding to oust President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
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