Wikileaks founder Julien Assange premiered his new television show on Tuesday with an exclusive interview with the outspoken but largely elusive Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, Lebanese Hezbollah's secretary-general.
During the interview - which was Assange's first for his new program on the Kremlin-funded English-language Russia Television, The World Tomorrow
- the Hezbollah leader reiterated his group's support for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, despite his international isolation.Hezbollah “hasn't backed down in the face of Israeli and American pressure," Nasrallah told Assange, who kept Nasrallah's identity secret until the interview's broadcast.
As part of this support, Hezbollah, which calls itself a resistance group in the face of Israeli and US aggression, had encouraged armed rebels to engage in a dialogue with Damascus, an offer that the opposition refused. Read the full story here