Lebanese resistance guerrilla group Hezbollah, or Party of God, on Monday denied U.S. press allegation of its link with Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network, the Oriental radio reported.
Hezbollah's information official Sheikh Hassan Izzeddine was quoted as saying that "there is no cooperation between Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda in any form, neither on a logistical level nor in field training."
The Washington Post reported on Sunday that Hezbollah "was increasing teaming up with Al-Qaeda on logistics and training for terrorist operations."
Al-Qaedaa and Hezbollah have been using internet web sites as their main communication means, the paper said, quoting a senior U.S. official as saying that a meeting between members of the two groups was held in Beirut last March.
Izzeddine denied the report and stressed that "these accusationsare propagated by U.S. intelligence and their only aim is to mislead international public opinion so as to sway it against Hezbollah and cover up Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people."
"They are unfounded allegations and they do not have proof for these claims," Izzeddine added.
The U.S. State Department added Hezbollah to its list of "international terrorist organizations" in 1997, but the group was excluded from the terrorist list issued by the European Union last month.