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Iran: Anything Hamas requests, it will be provided

The Iranian government has pledged to give its proxy Hamas anything it requests, as part of Tehran’s “duty.”

The pledge was made by Iranian Foreign Minister Sheikh Hussein Al-Islam, who also said the relationship between the militant group and Tehran was strong and more solid than in past years.

“Anything Hamas requests from Iran will be given. This is our duty,” Sheikh Al-Islam said in an exclusive interview with Shehab News Agency.

“All of Iran’s doors are open to Hamas which represents the first line of defence for the Palestinian resistance,” he said.

Analyst comment: As a pre-condition to accept reconciliation with the Palestinian Authority, Israel has demanded that Iran sever all ties with Hamas, but that obviously isn’t going to happen. And what will Hamas need to ‘defend the Palestinian resistance?’ Weapons, of course, and Iran will gladly supply them.

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.

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