The new leader of Palestinian resistance movement Ismail Haniyah is to pay an official visit to Iran in the near future.
The head of Hamas international relations department, Osama Hamdan announced that Haniya heading a group of Hamas officials would make a trip to Iran soon as part of a tour to a number of regional countries.
Hamdan also pointed to a recent visit to Egypt by the Hamas delegation and said the trip has been positive and will lead to a number of agreements, which would serve the interests of the two sides.
On May 6, 2017, Hamas, the Palestinian political movement that rules Gaza Strip, elected Ismail Abdulsalam Ahmed Haniya, 54, as the head of the group’s political bureau, replacing Khaled Meshaal.
It comes as the group is introducing changes to its organizational structure.