Hezbollah leader blasts Saudi intervention in Yemen, says Riyadh backs extremists

March 27, 2015 7:54 PM

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BEIRUT – The leader of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group has slammed Saudi Arabia's intervention in Yemen, calling it "surprising and painful."

Hassan Nasrallah rejected Riyadh's claim that it had assembled a coalition to conduct airstrikes against Shiite rebels in order to save Yemen, and accused it of ignoring the Palestinians in their decades-long struggle with Israel.

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