An Iraqi news website on Wednesday quoted "high-ranking diplomatic sources in Beirut" as saying that Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah survived a poisoning attempt.
According to the state-affiliated website, Nasrallah survived an assassination by a highly toxic chemical just a few days ago.
The report has yet to be confirmed by any official source, and Hizbullah media made no mention of the alleged attempt on the Hizbullah chief's life.
According to the Iraqi website's report, Nasrallah suffered grave effects from the poison, and a team of 15 Iranian physicians was flown to Beirut to attend him, and eventually managed to stabilize his condition.
The report quoted "western diplomatic sources" as saying that Israel was apparently behind the assassination attempt, adding that the Shiite group has launched an investigation into the incident.
The origin of the chemical may indicate who was behind the assassination attempt, according to the report.
A senior Hizbullah figure called the report a "fabrication", saying "I haven’t seen Nasrallah in a week, but I know he is in good health."