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Iran parliament speaker:Proud of supporting Hamas

Iran parliament speaker:Proud of supporting Hamas

Iran's parliament speaker has defended his country's support for Hamas militants during a high-profile visit to Cairo.
Ali Larijani told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday that Tehran is proud of its "moral" support for Hamas. He also denied that Iran is undermining Egypt's efforts to reconcile between Hamas and the rival Fatah group.
The two men met for nearly two hours on Sunday. Such meetings are rare since the countries severed diplomatic ties in 1979.
Although Iran has been looking to improve relations, Egypt accuses Tehran of meddling in Arab conflicts. It has urged Iran to end its support for Hamas.
Hamas took control of Gaza from Fatah in 2007. Egypt, which shares a border with Gaza, has been mediating reconciliation talks since then.


Updated : 2021-10-25 13:19 GMT+08:00