Iranian supreme leader hosts Hamas chief Haniyeh for talks in Tehran

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (right) meeting in Tehran with Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniyeh. (AP)
Illustrative: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meeting in Tehran with Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniyeh. (AP)

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office announces that he hosted Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh for talks in Tehran.

According to a statement on his official website, Khamenei “reiterated his appreciation for the patience and perseverance of the steadfast people of Gaza and strongly deplored the crimes committed by the Zionist regime with the direct support of the United States and some Western countries.”

“He also underlined the Islamic Republic of Iran’s permanent policy of supporting the Palestinian resistance forces against the Zionist occupation,” the statement adds.

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