In the telephone conversation on Tuesday evening, Amir Abdollahian congratulated Haniyeh on the founding anniversary of the Palestinian Resistance 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.”
Amir Abdollahian 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, Haniyeh thanked the top Iranian diplomat and hailed the noble personality of former chief of IRGC’s Al-Quds Force General Qassem Suleimani, who was martyred in a US strike near Baghdad Airport in January 2020.
He said, “We remember General Suleimani 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.”
Hanieyh also condemned the move by some regional countries to normalize ties with the Zionist regime, calling it an American-Zionist approach.
“We did not like the doors of Arab countries to be opened to the Zionist murderers who have the blood of the Palestinian people on their hands.”
The head of Hamas political bureau said the Zionist regime’s infiltration into the region will cause insecurity and instability and poses a threat to the Palestinian cause and the whole Islamic Ummah.
Haniyeh stressed in this context that this strategy is doomed to failure because the will of regional nations is stronger and can beat such approaches.
Haniyeh finally extended his and the Palestinian people’s warm greetings to the Leader of Islamic Revolution in Iran Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei and the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.