Saturday, July 29, 2006

Damascus:"Secret E-mail" Interpreted

[posted by Kay Ryan]

The Kuwaiti daily al-Seyassa this morning reports thatHizbullah leader Sheikh Nasrallah is due to travel to Damascus today for a secret meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Secretary of the Iranian SupremeNational Security Council Ali Larijani. (Larijani is also partly in charge of Iran's nuclear program.) The purpose of the meeting, according to the Kuwaiti paper,is to discuss further tactics to extend their war on Israel, and to continue to supply Iranian arms and ammunition to Hizbullah through Syria.

Nasrallah, according to the report, will travel in anarmored vehicle belonging to Syrian intelligence, dressed with "regular clothes" and without his turban. He will be escorted by a Syrian Lieutenant-General.

According to the paper, the latest speech of Nasrallah delivered on al-Manar TV was also recorded in a Syrian intelligence studio.

(This is the first time that these details are beingreported in English. They have been translated exclusively for this emaillist/website from