Iranian Official Urges Sustained Anti-Israel Role for Hamas

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council called on the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas to maintain its leading role in countering the Zionist regime of Israel’s occupation.

Iranian Official Urges Sustained Anti-Israel Role for Hamas

In a meeting with Deputy Head of Hamas' Political Bureau Saleh al-Arouri in Tehran on Saturday, Ali Shamkhani expressed the hope that Hamas, a forerunner in the axis of resistance, would maintain its “revolutionary attitude” and keep fighting against the Israeli regime’s occupation of Palestine.

He also reaffirmed Iran’s commitment to supporting the cause of Palestine, saying Tehran embraces the figures that pursue the goal of liberating Palestine.

Condemning the US and Israeli attempts to foment tensions in the region, Shamkhani said any move to downplay the issue of Palestine –the Muslim world’s top priority- or to support the idea of compromise with Israel will be an “unforgivable treason” against Muslims.

For his part, al-Arouri hailed Iran for its significant supports for the Palestinian nation, saying the Hamas leaders are determined to promote cooperation with Iran.

Heading a delegation, Arouri has visited Iran to sit down with senior Iranian officials and discuss the latest developments on the Palestinian arena, especially the reconciliation file, as well as bilateral relations.

The visit follows the current developments in the Palestinian occupied territories which resulted in a reconciliation agreement between the Gaza-based Hamas movement and Fatah movement in the West Bank.

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