In the telephone conversation on Tuesday evening, Amirabdollahian congratulated Hamas political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh on the founding anniversary of the movement and reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s continued support for the resistance of the Palestinian people.

He also described the Hamas resistance movement as a pioneer in the liberation of the holy city of Quds, saying, “Today, the resistance plays a pivotal role in realizing the historical rights of the Palestinian people.”

Amirabdollahian then referred to the British government’s recent move to blacklist Hamas as a terrorist group, describing the decision as politically-motivated and against the Palestinian people, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.

“The fake Zionist regime is the mother of all calamities and the root cause of problems in the region and, therefore, the few regional countries that move toward normalizing ties with this fabricated regime are acting against the security and interests of the region and the Muslim ummah,” he stated.

For his part, the Hamas official thanked Amirabdollahian for congratulating the anniversary of the movement’s establishment and hailed the noble personality of martyred General Qassem Soleimani.

He said, “We remember General Soleimani with honor and we appreciate the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for the Palestinian cause and resistance all through the years following the Islamic Revolution’s victory.”

Source » tasnimnews