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Hezbollah chief calls on Lebanon to build nuclear reactor


Beirut : Seyyed Hassan Nasarllah, leader of the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah, called on Lebanon’s government to follow Tehran’s footsteps and build a nuclear facility to generate electricity like the reactor in Bushehr, Iran.

“The cost of building the Bushehr reactor was less than Lebanon’s investment in the electricity network. I call on the government to build a nuclear reactor to generate electricity, and then we can also sell energy to Syria, Cyprus and other countries in the region,” he said.

Nasrallah’s call came as clashes raged between members of his group and others from the Sunni Muslim Association of Islamic Charitable Projects. A Hezbollah official was killed in the violence.

The Iranian ambassador to Lebanon, Ghadanfar Roken Abadi, said Tuesday that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Lebanon after Ramadan. The exact date has not been set yet, he said.

The Lebanese daily As Safir reported earlier that Ahmadinejad would visit Lebanon Sep 11.