Following are excerpts from an interview with Lebanese Hizbullah MP Al-Walid Sukkarieh, which aired on Al-Manar TV on November 1, 2013:
Al-Walid Sukkarieh: Israel and Saudi Arabia are worried. Israel is worried about a Syrian-Iraqi-Iranian alliance, which would keep Syria in confrontation with Israel. In addition, Iran would join this confrontation, in alliance with Syria, which would jeopardize the security of Israel, even if Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons. This alliance would threaten Israel's security even without nuclear weapons.
Let me give you an example. If Hizbullah engages in a war against Israel – its supporters number one or two millions. In Syria, Iraq, and Iran, however, there are 130 million people. if Hizbullah can tolerate 1,000 martyrs, they can tolerate 100,000 martyrs, and if Hizbullah can tolerate 10,000 martyrs, they can tolerate one million. Israel, on the other hand, has a population of five million. Whether it confronts only the resistance or the alliance of Syria, Iraq, and Iran, it still numbers five million people.
Israel will not be able to tolerate the losses inflicted by those forces. Israel is at its lowest point right now. Moreover, if Iran continues to obtain nuclear technology and to stockpile uranium, it will be able to produce a nuclear bomb within a year, five years, or ten years.