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BBC News: Hezbollah leader hits out at Bush

Posted by uscsjp on February 7, 2007

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah (left) addresses crowd

Sheikh Nasrallah said Lebanon had defeated ‘invaders’

The leader of Hezbollah, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, has accused the US of ordering Israel to start last year’s conflict with the militant group. Addressing a huge crowd in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Sheikh Nasrallah also accused the US and Israel of trying to foment civil wars in the region.

It comes amid moves by Hezbollah to oust Lebanon’s pro-Western government.

Seven people died last week in street clashes between Hezbollah’s supporters and their political opponents.

Sheikh Nasrallah’s remarks came a day after US President George W Bush implicitly accused Hezbollah of stirring up violence in Lebanon, saying “those responsible for creating chaos must be held to account”. (continued…)

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