The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group cited Donald Trump in accusing the U.S. and President Barack Obama of creating Islamic State, becoming the latest American adversary to quote or praise the Republican nominee.
Echoing Trump, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah also accused Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton of helping create the militant Sunni group, a rival to the Shiite Hezbollah. Both are considered terrorist organizations by the U.S., and Nasrallah’s remarks revived a claim that Trump initially trumpeted and then downplayed as being sarcastic.
“This American candidate, who speaks in the name of the American Republican Party, has facts” that can support this assertion, Nasrallah said in a speech on Saturday, according to a transcript published by Al Manar TV.
Monday, August 15, 2016
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