Iran’s FM, Palestine Resistance Leaders Meet in Beirut

Iran’s FM, Palestine Resistance Leaders Meet in Beirut

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amirabdollahian held a meeting with the leaders of Palestinian resistance groups during a visit to Lebanon.

The top Iranian diplomat arrived in Beirut on Thursday after a two-day visit to Syria.  

He held an extended meeting with the leaders of the Palestinian resistance movements of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in the Lebanese capital.

Both sides laid emphasis on the need for the liberation of Palestine from Israeli occupation.

The Islamic Republic, the Iranian foreign minister told the resistance leaders, was still committed to its strategy of lending support to the Palestinian nation and resistance and backing Palestine's liberation from occupation.

Amirabdollahian, meanwhile, cited Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei as stressing the need for the provision of support for the occupied West Bank, where the Israeli regime has increased its atrocities since the inauguration of its hard-right cabinet led by Benjamin Netanyahu.

For their part, the Palestinian officials said they considered resistance to be the strategic option for the Palestinian nation, Press TV reported.

"There will be no retreat from the resistance's operations in the West Bank," they said, calling the operations a "priority."

Back in June, Iran hosted a delegation of the Gaza Strip-based resistance movements' officials, including the Islamic Jihad's Secretary-General Ziad al-Nakhala, which was being led by Hamas' Politburo Chief, Ismail Haniyeh.

The Palestinian officials held meetings during the visit with Ayatollah Khamenei as well as various Iranian officials.

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