Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior official of the Palestinian Hamas movement, strongly rejected a recent BBC report which quoted him as saying that Hamas would take no action in case of an Israeli invasion of Iran, and warned that any Zionist Occupation Israel or US attack on Iran will be reciprocated by Hamas’s crushing response to the Zionists.
BBC Persian’s website alleged in a report on Wednesday that the No. 2 Hamas official in the Gaza Strip has assured that his movement would not take any action in the face of an Israeli attack on Iran.
Al-Zahar strongly rejected the BBC claim as unfounded and a lie.
“Retaliation with utmost power is the position of Hamas with regard to a Zionist war on Iran,” Zahar told FNA on Wednesday afternoon.
Zahar rejected the possibility of any Israeli aggression against Iran, but meantime, reiterated that Hamas will give a crushing response to not only the Zionists but also to “whoever helping them” in such an attack.
Zionist Occupation Israel and its close ally the United States have recently intensified their war rhetoric against Iran. The two arch foes of the Islamic Republic accuse Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, while they have never presented any corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Both Washington and Tel Aviv possess advanced weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear warheads.
Iran vehemently denies the charges, insisting that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Iran has, in return, warned that it would target Zionist Occupation Israel and its worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv.
Following the US and Zionist Occupation Israeli war rhetoric against Tehran, the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, said Tehran has an array of options for confronting the US pressures and sanctions.
Addressing millions of Friday Prayers worshippers on Tehran University Campus in February, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the US threats that ‘all options are on the table’, and underlined that the threat of war is harmful to the US interests and war can be ten times more harmful to that country.
“The US threats are sign of its failure in the face of Islamic Republic’s discourse and indicates that they cannot create a logical response to Iran’s reasoning,” the Leader stated at the time.
“That’s why it (the US) resorts to force; they do not have any logic except using force and have no way but bloodshed to go forward.”
Ayatollah Khamenei further underlined that US and others must know and they know that Iran has threats too in face of oil sanctions and “we impose them whenever it is necessary”.