Iran reassures Hamas of continued support as Haniyeh visits Tehran


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March 26, 2024 TEHRAN — Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared during a Tuesday meeting with Ismail Haniyeh, the political bureau chief of the Tehran-backed Hamas militant group, that the Islamic Republic will not hesitate to support Palestinians. Khamenei hailed "resistance groups" — a network of regional militant organizations fighting Israel — for their "exceptional resilience," which he described as a "truly magnificent phenomenon," according to a readout from the meeting published on his official website. Haniyeh's visit marked his second officially reported trip to Tehran since the outbreak of the Israeli war on Gaza, which was triggered by...