Hezbollah leader committed to Aoun for Lebanon presidency

Hezbollah secretary general Hassan Nassrallah (L), seen here in his first meeting with Lebanese politician Michel Aoun in 2006, said he will back the Christian legislator for presidentThe head of Lebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah on Friday said he backs Christian ally Michel Aoun for president, a key post that has been vacant for 18 months. “We remain committed to General Aoun as long as he remains the candidate,” Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address. Nasrallah added however that Hezbollah would not force other political allies to back Aoun, 82.

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