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May 11, 2008 | 14:23 GMT

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Israel: Lebanon Unrest Could Benefit Iran's Allies

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai warned May 11 that recent violence in Lebanon might strengthen armed groups that are supported by Iran, Agence France-Presse reported, citing Israeli public radio. Vilnai said the biggest concern for Israel is that armed groups backed by Iran will take control of the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, and that the two regions' fates are connected. Israel does not plan to intervene in Lebanon, but it must "keep its eyes open," Vilnai added.

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