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Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah dispelled as 'psychological warfare' reports that he had been poisoned last week and was saved by a team of Iranian doctors, during an interview he gave Friday night to Hezbollah television station Al-Manar.

Nasrallah, who rarely makes public appearances, added that recently there has been a flurry of negative reports slamming the organization, including that the Lebanese terrorist organization is involved in drug trafficking in South America and that they are riven by internal disputes.

Nasrallah also hinted that the reports that he had been poisoned had an Israel connection, though he did not elaborate.

The Iraqi Web site Almalaf on Wednesday quoted diplomatic sources in Beirut as saying Nasrallah was poisoned last week by a particularly poisonous chemical substance. His medical condition was apparently critical for a number of days, until the Iranian doctors arrived and managed to save his life.

The site claimed that the sources believed it was highly likely that the poisoning was an Israeli assassination attempt.