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Hezbollah rejects Hariri arrest calls

3 July 2011 Last updated at 03:37 BST

A Hezbollah leader has rejected calls to arrest four men accused of assassinating Lebanon's former prime minster, Rafik Hariri, in 2005.

In a televised speech Hasan Nazrallah said no power would be able to arrest the as yet un-named "honourable brothers" accused by a UN court.

He added that "each and every void accusation" made by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was tantamount to an attack on his Shia Islamist group.

Wendy Urquhart reports.