Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah says long missing Israeli navigator Ron Arad is most probably dead and his remains lost

In his first direct statement denying information on Ron Arad’s whereabouts, Nasrallah claimed that if any information were available, he would have made a new deal with Israel. He was speaking in an interview over Lebanon’s NTV.
debkafile adds: For twenty years, Hizballah cynically pretended to hold the key to the mystery of Ron Arad’s disappearance after his plane was shot down over Lebanon in 1986. Nasrallah’s latest statement is equally manipulative. It is inspired by Tehran which seeks to let itself off the hook itself for kidnapping Ron Arad and also to present a clean desk to the German mediator Ernst Uhrlau who mediated the 2004 prisoner swap between Israel and the Lebanese terrorists. In December 2005, Chancellor Angela Merkel appointed Uhrlau director of the German BND intelligence. He also represents Berlin in talks with Tehran on the nuclear crisis. Uhrlau’s failure to clear up the Ron Arad mystery was left hanging over his head as unfinished business.
Israel is not expected to accept the latest Hizballah twist on the fate of its missing navigator and will continue to demand full exposure of Iran’s role in his disappearance.

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