Hezbollah: Keep Iranian Arms Flowing Through Syria

A top Iranian envoy was in Syria on Thursday for talks on the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, in a gathering of the Lebanese guerrilla's two key sponsors, according to Iranian news reports.

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah was taking part in the session, according to Kuwait's Al-Siyassah newspaper, known for its opposition to the Syrian regime. It said the meeting was designed to discuss ways to maintain supplies to Hezbollah fighters with "Iranian arms flowing through Syrian territories."

The newspaper said it learned of the meeting from "well-informed Syrian sources" it did not identify. It said Nasrallah was moving through Damascus with Syrian guards in an intelligence agency car. He was dressed in civilian clothes, not his normal clerical garb.

The Mehr news agency in Iran said Ali Larijani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, was in Damascus for meetings on the crisis, but gave no other details. Similar reports were carried by the Iranian Labor News Agency and the Fars agency.

The Kuwaiti newspaper said the Iranian official would meet with Syrian President Hafez Assad and Nasrallah.

Iran's state-run media gave no mention of Larijani's travels, and none of the reports could be independently confirmed.

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