Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Middle East: Iran, Hamas enjoy strategic ties - Ambassador

Source: IRNA

Beirut, Nov 26, IRNA -- Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi said on Monday although Iran and Hamas have some differences on Syrian issue but both enjoy strategic ties.

He made the remarks in a meeting with editorial board of the Lebanese "Al-Lavaa' newspaper.

Underlying the resistance's better situation compared to 2000, Roknabadi said that the Zionist regime had wrongly assessed Hamas as weak and tested its military power against Hamas but failed to defeat it.

He said that Iran believes in the settlement of the Palestinian issue, their return to their own homeland, holding a free election with participation of all Palestinian Muslim, Christian and Jewish citizens but the US and the other Western governments prefer to save the Zionist regime.