Hezbollah head Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah met with a senior Iranian cleric in Beirut Wednesday, Lebanese media reported.
The meeting came against the backdrop of rumors that Nasrallah might be seriously ill with cancer and in Iran receiving treatment.
Nasrallah met with Ayatollah Sheikh Mohsen Araki to discuss the latest developments in Islamic affairs, according to Hezbollah mouthpiece Al-Manar.
The TV report said that the meeting had taken place in Lebanon, a detail likely aimed to dispel reports that the Shi’ite Lebanese leader, who is 52, was recently flown to Iran for treatment.
Nasrallah made a public address via video feed last week in an attempt to dismiss rumors about his health. He dedicated most of his 50-minute speech to domestic Lebanese politics and to refuting accusations that Hezbollah actively supported the regime of Bashar Assad.
He said that rumors of his illness were part of a “media campaign” being waged against Hezbollah.