Tehran, May. 10, 2017(ICANA) - The secretary general of the 6thInternational Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian,has congratulated Ismail Haniyeh on his appointment as the leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.
Haniyeh was chosen as the leader of the movement on Saturday, replacing Khaled Meshaal. Haniyeh became prime minister in Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006, which saw a landslide victory for Hamas. Since then, the West has been refusing to deal with Hamas due to its refusal to recognize Israel.
The full text of Amir-Abdollahian's message is as follows:
His Excellency MrIsmail Haniyeh,
Esteemed Chief of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas
I would like to offer my sincere congratulations on Your Excellency's appointment as the chief of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas.
I am convinced that the Zionist enemy's attempts to drive into oblivion the issue of Palestine through supporting Takfiri terrorism, triggering sectarian strife and causing division in the Muslim world will end in failure and the liberation of occupied Palestinian land, which continues to remain top priority, will come true with divine assistance and through path of resistance.
Reiterating the Islamic Republic of Iran's firm support for the divine and honorable mission of the nation of Palestine in defending holy al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque, I seize on this opportunity to pray to God for the health and success of Your Excellency and all combatants of the Resistance Front fighting against the occupier regime of al-Quds.