Following are excerpts from an interview with Hizbullah MP General (ret.) Walid Sakariya, which aired on Al-Manar TV on August 7, 2012.
Walid Sakariya: "My analysis is the following: If Iran becomes a nuclear state, the entire equation in the Middle East will change.
"In such a case, Syria would have to be steadfast – even if a war of attrition is waged against it – in order to accomplish this goal, because this [nuclear] weapon is meant for Syria too, not just for Iran.
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"The viewers should not interpret this as if Syria is serving an Iranian agenda.
"This nuclear weapon is meant to create a balance of terror with Israel, to finish off the Zionist enterprise, and to end all Israeli aggression against the Arab nation."