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Iranian president to meet Palestinians in Syria

Iranian president to meet Palestinians in Syria

The leader of a Palestinian faction says Iran's president will meet with the leaders of 10 hard-line Palestinian groups on a visit to Syria's capital in a message to the new right-wing Israeli government.
Khaled Abdul-Majid of the Syrian-based Popular Struggle Front says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will meet the leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad and other groups Tuesday in Damascus.
Iran is a strong supporter of militant groups in the region, including Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah.
Abdul-Majid said the meetings are a message to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and what he called the "racist" steps it is taking, such as settlement expansion in areas Palestinians want for a future state.


Updated : 2021-02-25 21:00 GMT+08:00