Hizbullah Chief Boasts of Iran Military Support

(AFP) Lebanon's Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday acknowledged for the first time that his party was solely funded and equipped by Iran. "We have been receiving since 1982 all kinds of moral, political and material backing from the Islamic Republic of Iran," Nasrallah boasted. "In the past we alluded partially to this truth," Nasrallah said. "We used to speak of moral and political support while keeping silent when questioned about our military backing so as not to embarrass Iran. But today...we have decided to speak out."

2012-02-10 00:00:00

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