The opening episode of Julian Assange’s new talk show featured an interview with militant leader Hassan Nasrallah, whose Syria-backed Hezbollah militia is considered a terrorist organization in the United States and Europe.
The half-hour segment aired on Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT Tuesday and featured questions about Israel, Lebanon, Syria, theology and encryption. Nasrallah, who is rarely seen on English-language television, largely stuck to well-established positions.
But he did reveal that his group had been in touch with opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
He said that Hezbollah had “contacted elements of the opposition, to encourage them, to facilitate dialogue with the regime.”
Speaking through a translator, Nasrallah claimed that Hezbollah had been rebuffed.
“You have an opposition that is not prepared for dialogue … all it wants is to bring down the regime,” he said. READ FULL STORY