On January 3, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV that the war in Syria will be over in one or two years and stressed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will hold his position until the end of his presidential term.
“The war in Syria needs a maximum of one or two years to end … President al-Assad will stay in the office until his term ends, and he might run again for the presidency,” Nasrallah said.
Regarding the Hezbollah withdrawal from Syria, Nasrallah said that it is related to the result of the Syrian war. He added that the Syrian people and Assad played the key role in the victory of the Damascus government.
“Hezbollah’s withdrawal from Syria is linked to the outcome of the war,” Nasrallah said, adding that “the main factor in the victory is the Syrians themselves, led by President Assad and his cohesive team”.
The Hezbollah leader stressed that Hezbollah does not deny that there is a Syrian opposition. However, he said that there should be talks between all the sides in Syria without any prior condition. He revealed that the prior conditions of the Syrian opposition were behind the fail of all the previous talks.
When asked about how the intervention in Syria effected the Hezbollah capabilities, Nasrallah said that Hezbollah learned a lot from the Syrian Army and transferred its own experience in urban warfare to it.