Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif calls the head of the Hamas politburo, Khaled Mashaal, and the secretary-general of Islamic Jihad, Ramadan Abdullah Shelah, to tell them that “any ceasefire agreement [with Israel] must include the end of the blockade [on the Gaza Strip] and the end of Israeli military activities” in the Palestinian enclave, according to a report in Ynet.

Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, attends a panel discussion during the 50th Munich Security Conference in Germany, Feb. 2, 2014. (Joerg Koch/Getty Images via JTA)

Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, attends a panel discussion during the 50th Munich Security Conference in Germany, Feb. 2, 2014. (Joerg Koch/Getty Images via JTA)

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