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Hamas chief speaks by phone with Iran’s new FM

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh spoke today with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the latter’s office says.

During the phone call, Haniyeh praises Iran’s position on the Palestinian issue and its support for Hamas, according to the Lebanese TV channel al-Mayadeen.

Amir-Abdollahian meanwhile hails the “the Palestinian resistance” in their struggle against Israel, especially during May’s 11-day war, and expresses Tehran’s support for “jihad for the liberation of Palestine, and the formation of an independent Palestinian state on its historical lands with Jerusalem as its capital.”

This is the first conversation between the two since Amir-Abdollahian was appointed to his post last month.

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