Zarif Underlines Iran’s Support for Palestine in Talks with Hamas Chief
- August, 15, 2020 - 11:03
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s support for Palestine in a telephone conversation with Ismail Haniyeh, the chief of the political bureau of Islamic resistance movement Hamas.
In the conversation on Friday, Zarif condemned the UAE-Israel deal and reiterated Tehran’s perennial support for the cause of Palestine.
Haniyeh, in turn, expressed his gratitude to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei as well as the Iranian nation and government for backing the cause of Palestine.
Haniyeh said “we as Palestine” will move forward with resistance and fighting occupation and will not be swayed by such acts of betrayal, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.
However, he said, Palestinians feel the pain caused by this “backstabbing.”
The United Arab Emirates and Israel have reached a deal that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations.