Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah received an honorary doctorate in the field of political science from an Iranian university in the Isfan region. This as part of the events to mark the university's 300th birthday. Sheikh Hassan Hamda accepted the degree on behalf of Nasrallah.
In a statement from Nasrallah read at the ceremony, he thanked Iran for its support of Hizbullah's fight against Israel and expressed the hope that one day the Shiite group would change the face of the Middle East. (Dudi Cohen)