Iran praises Palestinians’ ‘historic victory’ after ceasefire

Iran’s foreign ministry praises Palestinians’ “historic victory” and reaffirmed Tehran’s support after a ceasefire between Israel and armed groups in Gaza took effect.

“Congratulations to our Palestinian sisters and brothers for the historic victory. Your resistance forced the aggressor to retreat,” spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says on Twitter, in Iran’s first official reaction to the truce.

The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip, and other armed groups in the enclave appeared to be holding Friday, after 11 days of fighting.

“Referendum will be held. Till then, PROUD to support your just resistance,” Khatibzadeh adds.

Iranian officials have previously said that a referendum with the participation of “Muslim, Christian and Jewish residents of Palestine as well as Palestinian refugees” on a system of government would constitute a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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