Tehran, 24 October 2023 (TDI): Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian recently conducted diplomatic phone calls with key Palestinian resistance leaders, Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas and Ziad Nakhale of the Islamic Jihad Movement.

The discussions revolved around the latest political developments and the situation in Palestine, particularly in the wake of what Iran deems as brutal strikes by the Zionist regime on the Gaza Strip.

Amirabdollahian used these conversations to inform the Palestinian leaders about Iran’s diplomatic measures and actions on the international stage to support the Palestinian people and condemn the perceived war crimes committed by the Zionist regime.

He reiterated the urgency of putting an end to the killing of civilians in Gaza and emphasized the necessity of opening the Rafah border crossing to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza population.

Additionally, he stressed the importance of opposing the forced displacement of Palestinians.

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Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the political office of Hamas, expressed his gratitude for Iran’s unwavering support.

He shed light on the dire situation in Gaza and pointed to the role of the United States in sustaining the actions of the “neo-Nazi regime.”

Haniyeh also lauded the Palestinian people’s resilience and the steadfastness of the resistance in the face of ongoing aggressions.

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Ziad Nakhale, the secretary general of the Islamic Jihad Movement, also thanked Iran for its support.

He highlighted the high morale of the resistance forces despite the harm inflicted by the Zionist regime.

Nakhale emphasized the increasing global solidarity with Palestine and acknowledged Iran’s significant role in fostering this international support.

Thus, these diplomatic discussions underscore Iran’s commitment to the Palestinian cause and its proactive stance in addressing the ongoing crisis in Gaza.

Amirabdollahian’s interactions with Palestinian resistance leaders serve as a testament to Iran’s ongoing efforts to support the Palestinian people and advocate for their rights on the international stage.

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