Hamas Stresses Special Iran Relations

Hamas Stresses Special Iran Relations

A senior Hamas official said choosing Iran as the first destination for a trip by the resistance group's high-ranking delegation after the recent reconciliation agreement between Palestinian groups signifies the "special" relations between the two sides. "The visit can open a new chapter in relations between  the Islamic Republic and Hamas," Sami Abu Zuhri, the spokesman for the Palestinian organization, said in an interview with the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen TV Network on Sunday, ac cited by Tasnim News Agency. He said the visit was aimed at briefing allies on developments regarding the Palestinian reconciliation agreement inked between the Gaza-based Hamas movement and the Fatah movement in the West Bank. The Hamas spokesman noted that the visit to Tehran shows that the movement is keen to develop ties with Iran.  Disagreements have been resolved and the two sides are discussing efforts in support of the Palestinian resistance and the Palestinian cause, he noted. A delegation of senior Hamas officials, led by deputy head of Hamas' Political Bureau Saleh al-Arouri, arrived in Tehran on Friday to confer with Iranian officials on mutual ties and latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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