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Ahmadinejad renews support for Hamas in meeting with Meshaal

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-12-14

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (left) renewed Iran's support for the Palestinian "resistance" against Israel in a Sunday meeting with the exiled leader of the Islamist movement Hamas, Khaled Meshaal (at right).

AFP - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad renewed Iran's support for the Palestinian "resistance" in a meeting on Sunday with the exiled leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Khaled Meshaal.
   
"The Iranian nation and government will always stand by the resistance and the oppressed Palestinian people," he told Meshaal, state television reported.
   
Ahmadinejad predicted that "the fall of the global arrogance and the Zionist regime will be quick and simultaneous," using the Islamic republic's terms for the United States and Israel.
   
Meshaal, who arrived in Tehran earlier the same day, vowed that "Hamas, the resistance and Palestinians will continue to battle the global arrogance until final victory."
   
Iran has been a staunch supporter of Hamas since the movement won Palestinian legislative elections in 2006, although Tehran says its aid does not extend to military arms and training, as Israel has alleged.
   
Hardliner Ahmadinejad, meanwhile, has drawn international condemnation with his constant verbal assaults on Israel, which he says is doomed to disappear, and by branding the Holocaust a "myth."
   
The Islamic republic does not recognise the Jewish state.

 

Date created : 2009-12-14

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