March 12, 2015 The head of the Hamas Political Bureau, Khaled Meshaal yesterday met Iranian Shura Council Speaker, Ali Larijani in Doha, Qatar.
Hamas said in a statement received by Resala news site that ‘during the meeting, the two officials exchanged views on developments in the Palestinian cause in the light of Israeli threats to Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem as well as the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip.’
Relations between Iran and Hamas have recently witnessed slight improvement, especially after a Hamas delegation visited Tehran and held several meetings with senior leaders there.
Unconfirmed reports suggested Meshaal is planning to visit Tehran.
The GMBDW reported in December 2014 that a high-level Hamas delegation had arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran yesterday on an official visit and was expected at that time to prepare for a trip to Tehran by Meshaal.
The GMBDW reported in January on what was described the “rapprochement” between Hamas and Iran following a three year breach. We had already reported in October 2013 that that Hamas had succeeded in re-establishing close ties with Iran.
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