The file photo shows Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, right, and Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas Political Bureau, during a meeting in Tehran, on February 11, 2012. (Photo by leader.ir)
A senior leader of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says it will continue the anti-Israel resistance shoulder to shoulder with other allied forces, especially the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas Political Bureau, made the remarks in a letter to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, which was published on Sunday.
In the letter, Haniyeh thanked the Leader of the Islamic Revolution for his remarks during a meeting with deputy head of the movement’s Political Bureau Salih al-Aruri back in July, saying, “The [Hamas] delegation informed me of what went on in that trip, especially with regard to your clear statements about extending your special support to the resistance and your Palestinian brethren, and declaring [Iran's] readiness to provide them with whatever is needed for the resistance to fulfill its duty.”
“We declare our irreversible approach to continue indefinite resistance side by side with all other forces seeking truth, justice and freedom and [especially] their main driving force, the Islamic Republic of Iran, until the final victory is achieved, and have full trust in the divine help and promises.”
He added that Hamas officials were enraptured by Ayatollah Khamenei's remarks, which opened new horizons before them and would significantly affect the strategic aspects of the fight against the Zionist regime.
In his letter, Haniyeh also thanked the warm welcome extended to the Hamas delegation by Ayatollah Khamenei and Iranian officials.
Haniyeh also asked the Almighty God to grant all the wishes of Iran's Leader and the Islamic Ummah for achieving triumph [over enemies], power, security, and welfare, annihilating enemies, and liberating Palestine and Jerusalem al-Quds.
In his meeting with al-Aruri in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei hailed the Palestinian people’s “stunning resistance,” saying it heralds a “definite” victory against Israel.
“Victory will not be achieved without resistance and struggle, and we believe according to the indubitable divine promise that the issue of Palestine will definitely be in the interest of the Palestinian people and the Islamic world,” the Leader said.