Lebanese Hezbollah denies health rumors about its leader

2013-02-26 22:01:43 GMT2013-02-27 06:01:43(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIRUT, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese Hezbollah party denied Tuesday reports that the party's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has been transferred to Iran for treatment after falling ill.

In a statement released by its media office, the party stressed that "Nasrallah is in good health and he did not leave the country. "

Earlier in the day, the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reported that Nasrallah suffered a certain health condition several days ago and was transferred to a private hospital in the Lebanese capital of Beirut's southern suburb and later to Iran for treatment.

"Nasrallah left Lebanon to Tehran via Rafik Hariri International Airport," sources close to Hezbollah had said, according to Anadolu.

The agency noted that "Hezbollah leader is in a stable condition at the moment."

Nasrallah's last televised appearance took place earlier February when he gave a speech during the annual commemoration of the party's "leader martyrs."

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