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Iran Denies Nasrallah Had a 'Heart Attack'

An Iranian official took to Twitter on Sunday to deny reports about Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s health.

“The Zionist claims about the illness of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hizbullah’s secretary-general, and his suffering of a heart attack are the grand lie of the new year,” Hossein Amir Abdullahian, the international affairs adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker, tweeted.

“The day on which Nasrallah and the leaders of the Palestinian resistance will pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque will inevitably come,” he added.

Abdullahian remarks come after an Israeli journalist reposted a tweet by controversial Lebanese journalist Jerry Maher who lives outside Lebanon.

The tweet says “Hizbullah is refusing to transfer Nasrallah to Syria to receive treatment in Damascus at the hands of Russian doctors.”

“Iran has sent three doctors to Beirut, one of whom resides in Europe, to follow up on his health condition,” the tweet adds.

Unconfirmed reports had years ago claimed that Nasrallah was battling cancer, an allegation that has never been verified.


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