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Ahmadinejad Meets Abu Marzouq: Syria Origin of Hope to Resistance


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated during a meeting with Hamas Politburo Deputy Chief Mousa Abu Marzouq that “the cause of liberating Al-Quds has become a common goal among all the Muslims and freedom seeking people in the world.”

Mehr news agency further quoted the Iranian president as saying before his Palestinian visitor that the liberation of the Palestinian cause has become an ideological and religious cause.

“Even if we didn’t regard the Palestinian cause from a religious view, it is undoubtedly an essential and crucial cause for the region and the entire world, and the future of this region is connected to the fate of liberating the holy Al-Quds,” Ahmadinejad added.

On the Zionist position and future in the region, the Iranian president considered that “the Zionists have retreated from their aggressive and expansionist stance, and we witness today their desperate attempt to defend their entity.”

Here, he stressed that “their efforts are in vain and they will result in failure.”

On the Syrian crisis, Ahmadinejad indicated that the “two sides in Syria must sit together for dialogue in order to solve the crisis.”

For his part, Abu Marzouq highlighted that “the Islamic resistance’s latest victory in Gaza against the Zionist entity assured to all the Palestinians that resistance is the only way to triumph over Zionists and liberate the occupied territories.”

He indicated that “the eight day war put the Palestinian people on the road of victories.”

Abu Marzouq pointed out that “the balance of power have changed in the region in favor of the resistance,” adding that “we feel it is time to reap fruits of the path of jihad that the resistance took, and we should duplicate our efforts to find unity among Muslims.”

In this context, Hamas official referred to Syria’s role and support to the Palestinian people and cause, saying that “Syria will always be the origin of hope and support to the Palestinian cause.”

He further reassured “the importance of combining efforts to improve the situation there (in Syria) through understanding and dialogue.”

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