U.S. to keep "all options" open if Hezbollah has Scuds

Top official says rumoured sale of missiles by Syria is troublesome

As rumours circulate Syria may have transferred Scud missiles to the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah, an official with the U.S. State Department has issued a warning the consequences could be grim if it’s true. Though he declined to say whether the U.S. could confirm the rumours, Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman says “all options are going to be on the table looking at this.” Lebanon has dismissed the accusations, saying Israel is trying to turn Lebanon into a target for military attacks. “Threats that Lebanon now has huge missiles are similar to what they used to say about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq,” says Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

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