The Jerusalem Post (Link) (March 4, 2009)
Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah has traveled to Teheran, via Damascus, to participate in a Palestinian solidarity conference, Channel 10 quoted Iranian sources as saying Wednesday. According to the report, Nasrallah was accompanied by Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Beri and convicted child killer Samir Kuntar, who was released by Israel last July in a prisoner swap deal for IDF reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.
If the report is true, it would mark the first time Nasrallah has left Lebanon since the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006. Nasrallah rarely leaves his bunker, although he did make a public appearance to greet Kuntar and the other freed prisoners upon their arrival in Beirut after the July deal.
Meanwhile, at the Teheran conference on supporting the Palestinians, Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday criticized what he called President Barack Obama's "unconditional" support for Israel, saying he was following the same mistaken policies as the Bush administration. Ayatollah Khomeini said Obama spoke of change during his campaign, but supported the IDF operation in Gaza.