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Hezbollah Leader 'Will Not Let Syria Fall'

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has said that "Syria has real friends in the region, and the world will not let Syria fall into the hands of America, Israel or [radical Islamist] groups," reports Ali Hashem from Beirut.
Lebanese men watch Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivering a televised speech at a cafe in Beirut on April 30, 2013. The chief of powerful Lebanese Shiite Muslim party Hezbollah, a close Damascus ally, said that Syria's friends would not let the embattled regime of President Bashar al-Assad fall.  AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO        (Photo credit should read ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)
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"Hezbollah is giving a hand in Syria," said the group's chief, Hassan Nasrallah, in his televised appearance on Tuesday. The speech came only days after Nasrallah met Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, and less than a month since he met Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran.

Nasrallah's speech was almost an identical copy of what Al-Monitor quoted from sources close to Hezbollah last week on the group's role in neighboring Syria. It was a cocktail of warnings, revelations and political stances, with two main ingredients: Syria and Israel.

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