Khamenei and Mashaal (archive)
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Iran's Khamenei urges jihad unity

Leading Palestinian terror figures visit Tehran, meet with Islamic Republic's supreme leader

Iran's Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal Saturday and told him that the liberation of Palestine will only be achieved through further resistance.


"Palestine will be liberated through the Palestinian people's tough resistance and unity among jihad groups. Those who support Zionism will be shamefully ushered off the stage of history and departing with a tarnished image," Khamenei said during the meeting, which was also attended by Ahmad Jibril, secretary-general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ramadan Shallah.


The three terror leaders arrived in Iran in order to participate in a conference supporting the Palestinians. On Thursday, they met in Damascus with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who said that Israel "was doomed" and urged them to remain alert to the possibility of an Israeli strike.


Ahmadinejad concluded his visit in Syria Friday after meeting with Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and Syrian President Bashar Assad.


"The Zionist regime fears the resistance, the Lebanese people and the region. Its recent threats point to its weakness," the Iranian president told Nasrallah.


At this time, Iran is believed to be trying to encourage Palestinian terror groups to act against Israel and is interested in boosting its anti-Israel alliance with them. 


פרסום ראשון: 02.27.10, 18:38
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