Iranian FM Promises Hamas Leader Ongoing Support for Palestinian ‘Resistance’ Movement

Source: Algemeiner Staff

 

In a telephone call with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif vowed his country’s continued backing of the “Palestinian resistance movement” — the euphemism used by the Tehran regime to describe anti-Israel terror groups.

The conversation took place as the US was seeking to gather support for a UN General Assembly resolution condemning Hamas.

The semi-official state news agency Fars reported that Zarif promised Haniyeh Iran would “make its utmost efforts” to “prevent approval of the resolution in coordination with other Islamic states and progressive countries.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: Reuters / David Mdzinarishvili.

Zarif — the face of the Tehran regime during the negotiations that led to the July 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers — also “blasted certain regional states for their policies which have emboldened the US to adopt such measures,” according to Fars.

Iran has long been a patron of Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and has fought three wars with Israel over the past decade.

In an interview with The Algemeiner last week, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon urged European Union nations to get behind the US-authored anti-Hamas resolution.