Hezbol­lah leader quiet on weapons ca­pa­bil­ity

The Expositor (Brantford) - - CLASSIFIEDS -

BEIRUT — The leader of Le­banon’s Hezbol­lah made no men­tion of weapons ca­pa­bil­ity in his first speech since Is­rael claimed that the Is­lamic mil­i­tant group has a mis­sile-launch­ing fa­cil­ity near Beirut’s in­ter­na­tional air­port. Sheikh Has­san Nas­ral­lah’s com­ments Fri­day were his first since Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu last month— hold­ing up an aerial im­age of the al­leged mis­sile sites — ac­cused Hezbol­lah in a speech be­fore the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly of set­ting up rocket fac­to­ries near Beirut’s air­port and us­ing civil­ian in­fras­truc­ture to hide them. Nas­ral­lah made no di­rect com­ment about the al­le­ga­tions, only say­ing “we should not help the en­emy in its psy­cho­log­i­cal war against our coun­try, peo­ple and govern­ment.” Last month, Nas­ral­lah boasted that Hezbol­lah now pos­sesses “highly ac­cu­rate” mis­siles de­spite Is­raeli at­tempts to pre­vent it from ac­quir­ing such weapons.

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