Hezbollah leader to address audience in Iran — from Lebanon bunker

Hezbollah leader to address audience in Iran — from Lebanon bunker

Hassan Nasrallah will speak at conference on Islamic resistance, without leaving his hiding place

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

Hassan Nasrallah is scheduled to speak to a conference on Islamic resistance being held in Iran this week — but will remain in his bunker in Lebanon and relay his message by video.

The move has become common for the terror leader, who rarely leaves his hiding place and often relays his messages via video uplink for fear of being targeted by Israel.

The Hezbollah chief is to talk about “the process of destroying Israel after the collapse of the dictatorships in Egypt and Tunisia,” according to Tuesday reports in the Arab media.

The conference, set to take place in Isfahan, Iran, on Wednesday and Thursday, will include discussions of the Arab Spring, the Palestinians’ demand for a “right of return” and the regime changes across the Muslim world.

Representatives from Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Bahrain and a number of other countries are scheduled to attend.

Ali Akbar Velayti, chief adviser to Iran’s supreme spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the country’s former foreign minister, is scheduled to give the opening address.

On Monday night, Nasrallah spoke out against Israel, saying his organization didn’t need chemical weapons to fight the Jewish state. “There are targets in Israel that [if hit] can achieve the same results,” he said.

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