Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian met with the political leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, in Doha, according to Iranian and Qatari media outlets. The meeting came amid the ongoing war between Hamas and Israel, which has killed more than 2,400 people in Gaza.
The leaders discussed the latest developments in Palestine and the region and expressed their support for the Palestinian people’s resistance and rights. They also agreed to continue their cooperation and coordination to end the Israeli aggression and siege on Gaza and to provide humanitarian aid to the besieged enclave.
This was the first official meeting between Iranian officials and Haniyeh after the Al-Aqsa storm operation, which was launched by Hamas on October 7 in response to Israel’s raids on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.
Iran already warned that the ground invasion of Gaza would further escalate the situation between Palestine and Israel.