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Iran’s supreme leader urges Muslims to ‘defend’ Hezbollah

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has renewed calls on Muslims to rally to the defence of the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah in its war against Israel, state television reported.”Today it is the entire Muslim community’s duty to defend Hezbollah,” Khamenei told a meeting Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the birth of the Shiites’ first Imam, Ali.Iran helped to create and arm Hezbollah in 1982 in response to Israel’s invasion of Lebanon, and Tehran stands accused by the United States and Israel of fomenting chaos in the region by channelling weapons to the guerrillas. Full Story

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