Assange interviews Hizbullah leader at RT

On Tuesday, Julian Assange, the controversial co-founder of WikiLeaks opened his new talk show, ‘The World Tomorrow’, at the Russian Television (RT) with an interview with the leader of Lebanese Islamic Resistance, Hizbullah, Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah. Watch video below.

Hizbullah is the only Arab Army or militia group which has defeated the Jewish army twice – in 2000 and 2006. Hizbullah is country’s largest social organization, military resistance and political party. Hizbullah has two cabinet ministers in Lebanese government. Hizbullah is classified as a terrorist group by Israel, United States and Canada only.

It’s Sheikh Nasrallah’s first interview to an international media since Israel’s 34-day invasion of Lebanon in Summer 2006. Nasrallah answered Assange’s questions regarding Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Middle East and religion – during 30-minutes interview through a translator. Nasrallah also made some jokes to lighten-up the conversation.

Sheikh Nasrallah called Israel an illegal entity built on Palestinian land. And just becuase the Jews are occupying the land by force – it doesn’t make it their country under international and moral laws.

The Palestinian land is the property of the Palestinian people. The passage of time does not turn the right into wrong. If the house was your property, and I occupied it by force, this doesn’t make it my property even after 50 or 100 years. Anyway this is our ideological and legal opinion,”said  Nasrallah.

Nasrallah said Hizbullah believes in one state solution for the occupied Palestine with equal rights for both foreign Jews and the native Muslims and Christians under a democratically elected government.

Sheikh Nasrallah also confirmed that Hizbullah will not lay-down its arms as Zionist entity still occupy some Lebanese land and poses a great threat to sovereign state of Lebanon. Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman agrees with this statement as he called Hizbullah “the defender of Lebanon”.

Nasrallah called Syrian regime a ‘friend of resistance’. Damascus has always supported both Hamas and Hizbullah. Hizbullah appreciates Syrian support but Syria or any other foreign power (Iran) doesn’t influences Hizbullah leaders’ decisions. Both Hizbullah and Hamas had differences with Syrian regime in the past.

Nasrallah claimed Hizbullah had contacted Syrian opposition groups to encourage them and to facilitate the process of dialogue with the regime. But they rejected dialogue. Since they’re trained and funded by some western and Arab rulers – they considered that “civil war would be the only alternative to dialogue – this is what America and Israel want“.

Sayyed Nasrallah further clarified that “Basically, we don’t  interfere in other Arab countries’ affairs, and this has always been our policy,” adding: “since the events in Syria erupted, we had talks with the Syrian leadership and discussed with it the importance of making reforms”.

I personally found that President Bashar Al-Assad was very much ready for implementing major and radical reforms,” he added.

Sayyed Nasrallah denied that Hezbollah was related to international mafia groups and drug companies, because “this is in our religion, law, and morals a major prohibition that we fight and confront. They say a lot of things that are far from reality and are part of the media war against Hezbollah.”

Julian Assange and Sayyid Nasrallah also shared a joke about encryption — with the latter saying that Hezbollah kept Israeli code-breakers on their toes by using Arabic farm slang.

That’s not going to do you any good in WikiLeaks, by the way,” Nasrallah joked.


3 responses to “Assange interviews Hizbullah leader at RT

  1. Hey. I have a question. Not related to this post though. Do you have any statistics related to the arms trade between Israel and South Africa in the last five years? I have been searching for it but all I go was during the apartheid era arms deals.

    • Since the fall of pro-Israel Apartheid White South Afrikan regime – Pretoria has developed closer relations with Tehran. Both countries have shared military and non-military technologies with each other. South African government has repeatedly emphasized Iran’s right to nuclear enrichment for energy purposes, while strongly opposing nuclear proliferation. Pretoria, along with India, China and Brazil has refused to participate in USrael-sponsored sanctions against Iranian oil exports.

      In 2004, Zionist-controlled media reported that South Africa had agreed to sell Iran military helicopters – which were never delivered.

      South Africa’s growing political and trade relations with Iran has angered Jewish lobby groups in the US. Washington-based Jewish think tank American Foreign Policy Council, headed by a hawk Zionist Jew, Avi Jorisch, a former US Treasury Department official – has accused Africa’s biggest cell phone company MTN for conspiring to help Iran obtain South African weapons and government support for its nuclear program – which has drawn fresh scrutiny to Pretoria’s close ties with the Islamic Republic.

      MTN’s competitor, Turkcell, a Turkish company – has filed a $4.2 billion lawsuit in a US federal court (not in Turkish or South African court!!) against MTN. Several Jewish lobby groups hope to get Turkcell compensated out of $14 billion Iranian bank accounts frozen since 1980.

      Israel-Firster Barack Obama, in a message on the Iranian New Year holiday last month, spoke of an “electronic curtain” around Iran – referring to MTN’s advance telecommunication system.

      COSATU, the South African trade union group and an alliance partner of the ruling African National Congress, railed at the US for “its attempts to bully countries to cut imports of Iranian oil,” on the basis of “unproven allegations.”

      Interestingly, Lebanon’s Sunni billionaire prime minister Nagib Mikati and his brother Taha own 10% stake in MTN.

  2. Thank you so much Rehmat. This really helped me a lot. I really appreciate it.

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