In a Wednesday telephone conversation with Ismail Haniyeh, the chief of the political bureau of Palestinian Islamic resistance movement Hamas, Qalibaf said some parties are making a “strategic mistake” by trying to normalize ties with the Israeli regime.
“Time has proven that the Zionists understand only the language of resistance, and that compromise and surrender to them will get nowhere,” the Iranian speaker added.
He also reaffirmed Iran’s support for the Palestinian people, stressing that resistance will thwart the plots such as the so-called ‘deal of the century’ and the Zionist plans to annex parts of the West Bank.
Haniyeh praised Iran for its unwavering support for the Palestinian resistance, saying people of Palestine and the Hamas movement will press on with resistance until the eviction of Zionists from the occupied territories.
He also slammed a muted response from a number of countries to the Israeli regime’s acts of aggression and expansionist plans, saying Hamas condemns the silence of certain regional states which seek normalization of ties with the Zionist enemy.
On the other hand, Qalibaf also called Ziad Nakhale, Secretary General of Islamic Jihad movement, praising Palestinian Resistance groups’ effort to thwart the ‘deal of the century’.
Nakhale, for his part, thanked the Islamic Republic over its pro-Resistance stances, stressing that “path of compromise with the Zionist entity has failed.”