Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hamas swims to Iran

Senior members of the terrorist organization Hamas met on Monday with representatives of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Tehran, and agreed to forge closer ties with the military force under direct supervision of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. 

The delegation was in the Islamic Republic to attend the inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as part of a broader strategy to “turn a new page in bilateral relations” between Iran and the terror organization, according to a statement by Hamas, The Times of Israel reported. Saudi-based media sources reported that members of Hamas, which are in control of the group’s military activities, also met with representatives of the IRGC and discussed “common issues.” 

This is the first time that senior Hamas members visited Iran since the election of a new leadership in 2017. Having broken off relations with Hamas in the summer of 2015, after the group’s refusal to support Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria and their links to Saudi Arabia, Iran appeared in May to be signaling a renewal of funding to the group. This renewed commitment came at the same time that Hamas elected Ismail Haniyeh as replacement for Khaled Mashaal as the group’s political chief over rival Moussa Mohammed Abu Marzook, with whom Tehran had a much cooler relationship.   
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