Official: Palestinian Hamas keen to consolidate ties with Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) Osama Hamdan underlined that his movement is resolved to expand mutual cooperation with Iran.

The International Quds News Agency quoted Hamdan as saying that Hamas has always enjoyed good relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran despite some differences over regional developments, particularly in Syria.

“We do not need any mediation for restoration of normal relations with Tehran, which is already on its path towards normalization,” he added.

Early in March, senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar said the relations between the Palestinian resistance movement and Iran will soon witness a remarkable expansion.

“The Hamas movement and Iran have taken special measures and we will see many changes in these relations soon,” Al-Zahar said without elaborating any further.

Al-Zahar’s remarks came after Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told Al-Mayadeen satellite television channel that Iran-Hamas relations have returned to its previous normal conditions.

The Hamas official pointed to Larijani’s statements on Hamas, and said, “This stance was predictable and expectable from the Islamic Republic of Iran, and said, “It has not surprised Hamas.”

By Fars News Agency


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