Hamas/Iran alliance cemented. Will Sunnis collaborate with Shi’ites? The learned analysts will deny it, but here is manifest proof. From Gulfnews, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Tehran: Hamas leader Khalid Mesha’al extracted from Iran yesterday a pledge to fund his radical Palestinian movement to compensate for the West’s financial blockade of the Palestinian government.
Mesha’al, who arrived in Iran early yesterday, told a press conference with Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki that Iran had been giving financial and political support to the Palestinians, whose government has been cut off from Western aid since Hamas took office in March last year.
“We still look forward to get support [from Iran] to break the political and economic sanctions,” Mesha’al said.
Mottaki told reporters that Iran would continue to provide money to Hamas, but he did not give any figures.