Hamas Asks Iran to Condemn US Resolution at UNGA

Palestinian demonstrators clash with Israeli forces after a protest against Israeli land seizures for Jewish settlements, on November 30, 2018 in the village of Mughir, north of Ramallah. / Photo by AFP

Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas Political Bureau, has called on the Islamic Republic of Iran to condemn a US-drafted resolution against the Palestinian resistance movement due to be put to vote at the UN General Assembly.

Haniyeh made the call in a Monday phone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

During the talks, the Hamas chief referred to the US attempts to introduce the draft resolution at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn the Palestinian resistance movement, and called on the Islamic Republic of Iran to express its opposition to the move.

For his part, the Iranian top diplomat underlined Tehran’s support for the rights of the Palestinians.

He also expressed regret that the policies adopted by certain regional states have emboldened the US to not only violate the international rights by moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, but also to introduce a draft resolution against Palestine’s Islamic resistance at the United Nations General Assembly.

Zarif assured Haniyeh that the Islamic Republic will do its best to unite other Islamic and progressive states at the General Assembly to prevent the ratification of the US-drafted resolution, which stands in contradiction with the UN Charter.

The UN General Assembly is set to vote Tuesday on the draft resolution that would reportedly condemn the resistance movement “for repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence.”

US diplomats held talks with their EU counterparts in the assembly to win their backing for the draft resolution.

   
   

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