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.
"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."