Al-Zahar describes Hamas-Iran relations as strategic

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar underlined that the Palestinian resistance movement and Iran have strategic ties.

“Hamas and Iran have strategic relations and this will not change,” al-Zahar told FNA on Tuesday.

He reiterated that the Hamas-Iran relations have resulted in strengthening the Palestinian resistance movement as Iran is a strong supporter of the movement.

Al-Zahar underlined that the Iran-Hamas relations have remained unchanged, and said, “The geopolitics of the region have changed … while Hamas’s stance towards its relations with Iran is stable.”

In relevant remarks in February, senior Hamas official Osama Hamdan stressed that the Palestinian movement would growingly cement ties with Iran.

“Hamas is looking for the expansion of mutual cooperation with Arab and Muslims states as well as those interested in the Palestinian cause across the world, including Iran,” Palestine Online news website quoted Hamdan who is in charge of Hamas foreign relations as saying.

He noted that Hamas was trying to improve its relations with Iran, and said, “Hamas has age-old relations with Iran and we want to have constant bilateral ties with Tehran.”

In January, Hamas representative to Lebanon Ali al-Baraka said Iran as an influential country in the region has never left the Palestinians alone in their fight against Israel.

“Ever since the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran the Palestinian crisis has been a major propriety for Iran, whose relations with the Palestinians are of strategic value for both sides,” said Ali al-Baraka, quoted by the Palestinian news agency, Wafa.

Al-Baraka said that Hamas believes Iran is an influential country in the region and has felt that reality with its entire existence during the toughest days of the Palestinian nation’s life.

By Fars News Agency