16 Apr 2024
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Hamas chief in Tehran after UN Gaza truce call

The Iran Project : Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for talks with Iranian officials, shortly after the UN Security Council adopted a resolution urging an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R) met with a delegation representing the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas which was led by the group’s politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh (center) in Tehran on March 26, 2024.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R) met with a delegation representing the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas which was led by the group’s politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh (center) in Tehran on March 26, 2024.
According to The Iran Project, during his Tehran visit, Haniyeh held separate meetings with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, President Ebrahim Raeisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Akbar Ahmadian, and Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.

According to the official news agency IRNA, "Examining the latest situation of the war in Gaza and the ongoing aggression of the Zionist regime against the people of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank were among the most important agendas of the trip and the talks between the officials of the two sides." 

The visit came at a crucial time, just one day after the ceasefire resolution was adopted, making it Haniyeh's second visit to Iran since the outbreak of the Israeli war on Gaza in October.


More than 32,000 people have been killed by the Israeli regime in Gaza since the start of the war in early October.

That comes as the United Nations Security Council adopted a draft resolution this week demanding an immediate ceasefire.

Iran FM, Hamas head meet

After receiving by the Iranian foreign minister, the Hamas official held talks with Amirabdollahian on Tuesday afternoon, discussing the latest developments in Gaza.

In the meeting, Amirabdollahian praised the recent UN Security Council resolution as a positive yet belated step, while acknowledging the steadfastness of Palestinian resistance and global support for their cause.

For his part, Haniyeh expressed gratitude for Iran's support and highlighted the failure of Zionist objectives, including the destruction of Hamas, the release of prisoners, and the forced displacement of Gazans.

Iran Leader receives Hamas delegation

In his meeting with Hamas politburo chief, Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran has a fixed policy of providing support to Palestine and the people in Gaza who have been suffering from brutal Israeli aggression for nearly six months.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran would never hesitate to support the Palestinian cause and the oppressed and resilient people of Gaza,” the Leader stated.

Haniyeh, who is based in the Qatari capital of Doha, appreciated the Iranian government and the nation for the support they have provided to the Palestinian cause and the people in Gaza during the ongoing war.

He also briefed Ayatollah Khamenei about the latest political developments surrounding the war in Gaza and the situation on the ground.

Iranian president meets Haniyeh

In a Wednesday meeting with a delegation of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas led by the group’s politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh, Iran's President Raisi noted that the country feels proud for supporting the cause of Palestine as he insists that Tehran will continue to assist resistance groups fighting brutal Israeli aggression in Gaza.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is firm in defending the rights of the Palestinian nation and (we) will always remain on the side of the people in Palestine and will be proud of our support for the Palestinian cause,” Raisi said.

He furher accused the United States and the Zionist regime of being hypocritical in their diplomatic efforts to end the war in Gaza, saying that what has happened in Gaza in recent months has been a scandal for the US and some Western governments that supported Israel’s massacre against the Palestinians.

Haniyeh, Iran's SNSC secretary discuss Gaza

Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the political bureau of Hamas, and his accompanying delegation met with the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council on Wednesday evening.

Ali Akbar Ahmadian, the representative of the Supreme Leader and the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council met today with Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the political bureau of Hamas, Ziad al-Nakhleh, the secretary general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement, and the accompanying delegation.

Accordingly, the two sides discussed the latest situation in Gaza and Palestine.

Iranian Parliament speaker talks with Hamas delegation

 In a meeting with Ismail Haniyeh, the Iranian parliament speaker stressed that the entire Muslim world has a duty to support Gaza.

"The resistance of the Resistance Front and the Palestinian people is outstanding, and the entire Islamic world has a duty to support the people of Gaza," Qalibaf said in the meeting.

Haniyeh, for his part, expressed gratitude for the Islamic Republic of Iran's support to Palestinians and noted the Palestinians have shown great resistance over the past six months. 

The top Hamas official said that the Palestinians will continue to resist the occupation, noting that the enemy failed to achieve any of its goals in the Gaza battle.


Haniyeh, Iran's General Baqeri meet


Haniyeh and his accompanying delegation met on Friday with Iran’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri.

Supporting Palestine has been among the main strategies and goals of the Islamic Republic of Iran since the beginning of the Revolution, and this trend will undoubtedly continue, General Baqeri said.

Haniyeh, for his part, said that marginal issues in Palestine had caused the demands of the Palestinian people to be ignored, but by God's grace, Operation Al-Aqsa Storm made the words of the Palestinian people's hearts reach the ears of the world.

Since the beginning of Israel's military aggression and genocide against the Palestinians, Iran has used its diplomatic power to try to stop the war and provide immediate humanitarian aid to Gaza.
 
Reporter : Fatemeh Khoshroo
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