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WikiLeaks Founder Interviews Hezbollah Leader in TV Premiere

Julian Assange, the controversial WikiLeaks founded, launched his talk show The World Tomorrow with an interview with Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanese political and paramilitary organization Hezbollah, as a guest. This was Nasrallah’s first interview in six years. The World Tomorrow was shown on the RT network, a broadcaster criticized by some as a Russian propaganda mouthpiece, and online.

The interview was conducted through videolink and with the help of translators. Assange remains under house arrest at an undisclosed location in England while he fights extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations.   Assange asked the Hezbollah secretary general about political topics in the Middle East, such as the political situation in Syria, the U.S. decision to block some Hezbollah-friendly media in the U.S.

Nasrallah said Hezbollah “don’t want to kill anyone. We don’t want to treat anybody unjustly,”  at one point. But he reiterated that one democratic Palestinian state is the “only solution” for him in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Assange, cyberspace’s most famous activist, promised that his guests have told him things they “could not say on a mainstream TV network.”

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