Friday, July 28, 2006

Hizballah Leader May Be Cowering In Iranian Embassy

From The Washington Times:
Intelligence reports indicate the leader of Hezbollah is hiding in a foreign mission in Beirut, possibly the Iranian Embassy, according to U.S. and Israeli officials.
This may or may not be true, of course, as there are other reports of Nasrallah being spotted in Damascus, Syria.

The Times story goes on to speculate on possible Israeli action (emphasis added):
If confirmed, the reports could lead to an Israeli air strike on the embassy, possibly leading to a widening of the conflict, said officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Foreign embassies are sovereign territory and an attack on an embassy could be considered an act of war.
But the converse is also true. If it's confirmed that the Iranians are allowing Nasrallah to coordinate military and propaganda actions from their embassy, which is sovereign Iranian territory, then the Iranians have committed an act of war against Israel.

Cross-posted at The Jawa Report.