Looking Over Israel's Northern Border at Iran

(Independent-UK) Donald Macintyre - When looking over the fence [from Israel to Lebanon], you don't see symbols of an independent Lebanese state, but flags of Hizbullah and Iran, which are tightening their grip on the south of the country. Amos Gilad, head of the Israeli Defense Ministry's military-political branch, said Ahmadinejad's visit "illustrates the Iranian trend to take control over southern Lebanon especially," adding: "It is very important to prevent that." Hizbullah was "an entity which is eating Lebanon like cancer eats the body" and it was a "tragedy" that Lebanon's leadership was allowing "a man who is not Arab and an extremist leader to destroy Lebanon from the inside."

2010-10-15 09:52:51

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