Hamas intends to Deepen Ties with Iran: Official

Hamas intends to Deepen Ties with Iran: Official

- in Gaza strip
Osama Hamdan, who handles foreign relations for Hamas, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday May 2, 2012. Hamdan said the Islamic militant group has been holding secret political talks with five European Union member states in recent months. He also said that the talks with European government officials focus on the Hamas positions toward Israel and paralyzed Mideast peace efforts. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Osama Hamdan,head of the Hamas international relations department, mentioned Iran’s generous supports to Palestine and said Hamas is willing to boost relations with the country.

Osama Hamdan said Hamas is willing to bolster its relations with all countries that supports the Palestinian cause and people.

He also showed gratitude to the growing ties between Iran and Hamas and said the relationship dates back to 25 years ago.

He added, Iran’s supports for anti-Israeli resistance groups and Palestinians is completely clear and evident, the Hamas official noted.

Accompanied by a high-ranking delegation from Hamas, Hamdan recently paid a visit to Iran to take part in the swearing-in ceremony for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held in Tehran on Saturday.

The Hamas delegation included members of the group’s political bureau, namely Ezzat al-Resheq, Saleh Arouri, and Zaher Jabarin, and Osama Hamdan.

Speaking at a meeting with the Hamas delegation in Tehran on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Iran is resolved to continue backing the Palestinian cause and the anti-Israeli resistance.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s policy on Palestine is principled and unchanging,” the Iranian top diplomat said.

Source: Tasnim

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