November 10, 2017 / 2:43 PM / a year ago

Hezbollah leader says Israeli war with Lebanon unlikely

FILE PHOTO - Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a public appearance at a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday an Israeli war with Lebanon was unlikely and warned Israel against exploiting the current political crisis in Lebanon.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned in a speech from Saudi Arabia on Saturday and has yet to return to Lebanon. In a televised address Nasrallah said he believes Hariri is being detained in Riyadh.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington, Tom Perry, Laila Bassam, Ellen Francis and Sarah Dadouch in Beirut; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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