Hezbollah’s secretary-general, Hassan Nasrallah, gave an interview to al-Mayadeen TV on Wednesday, a channel sympathetic to his party, in which he discussed the war in Syria, Saudi intervention in the region, the chances of a new war with Israel, and his own salary, among other issues.

Here are five main points he discussed:

1. Trump’s decision on Jerusalem will be the ‘end of Israel’

Nasrallah said he had recently been meeting with the various Palestinian factions in Lebanon to discuss how best to respond to the US decision in December to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move he said would be the “end of Israel”.

Nasrallah said that “activating” a new intifada inside and outside Palestine was discussed with the groups, as well as how to gather support for a new period of resistance.

In late December, the vast majority of UN member states voted in favour of a motion rejecting Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

2. Iranian protests were small, but should not be ignored

“There is nothing to worry about and what happened in Iran is well contained,” Nasrallah said of recent anti-government protests across Iran, in which 21 people have been killed.


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