WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange debuted his new talk show Tuesday, chatting via videolink and translator with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
The talk show , which airs on Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT, included Assange asking Nasrallah, who rarely sits for interviews, questions about Israel, Lebanon and Syria -- and making a joke about encryption.
Nasrallah answered the questions "from a secret location in Lebanon." Assange said.
Nasrallah told Assange Hezbollah reps had been in contact with rivals of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, "to encourage them, to facilitate dialogue with the regime," but that Hezbollah had been turned away.
"You have an opposition that is not prepared for dialogue … all it wants is to bring down the regime," Nasrallah said.
Nasrallah later told Assange that Hezbollah used Arabic farm slang as a way to challenge Israeli spies, then joked, "That's not going to do you any good in WikiLeaks, by the way."
Assange, who's under house arrest in England while he fights extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations, plans 11 additional episodes of "The World Tomorrow," including interviews with subjects "who are stamping their mark on the future: politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries," according to WikiLeaks.
Here's the opening of Julian Assange's "The World Tomorrow":