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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange interviews Hezbollah leader in TV premiere -- VIDEO

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

Julian Assange's TV show to debut next week

Julian Assange’s upcoming talk show will debut on April 17, Russian network Russia Today (RT) announced this morning. Titled The World of Tomorrow, the 12-episode series will be broadcast online, as well as on RT, according to a statement released by the channel.

The guests on the 26-minute episodes will consist of “politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries,” as well as “iconoclasts, visionaries, and power insiders,” though RT did not reveal the identity of the first guest.

Assange is currently under house arrest as he waits to hear on the UK Supreme Court ruling of his possible extradition to Sweden based on accusations of sexual assault.

Assange recently starred as himself on the 500th episode of The Simpsons that aired in February.

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to guest on ‘The Simpsons’ — EXCLUSIVE

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