The Sun: Iranian hatemonger Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked fury yesterday by flying Hezbollahs flag in his parliament building. The Sun
From NICK PARKER
IRANIAN hatemonger Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked fury yesterday by flying Hezbollahs flag in his parliament building.
He ordered the flags to be placed on MPs desks as a show of support for the guerillas. Diplomats handling the Middle East crisis branded the stunt unhelpful.
Highly-placed sources revealed there had been a torrent of contacts between nations desperate for peace.
It is believed that Hezbollah chiefs have privately agreed to a plan to halt hostilities.
A top-level source said: I would put my money on a ceasefire in days not weeks.
Hezbollah fired three new 60-mile range Khaibar-1 rockets holding 100kg of explosives at the Israeli town of Afula.
Israeli jets killed up to 12 people in southern Lebanon, and a BBC crew was unhurt as Israeli artillery hit a convoy.