Khaled Mashaal meets Larijani in Damascus

November 30, 2010 - 0:0

TEHRAN - Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashal met with Iranian Majlis speaker Ali Larijani in Tehran’s embassy in Damascus on Monday.

In the meeting Larijani said today people in the world cherish “resistance” against invaders, a reference to the Palestinians’ resistance against the Zionist occupiers.
Larijani also stated all indications suggest that the U.S. and NATO have reached a dead end in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He went on to say that many countries have found out about the evil nature of Zionist regime of Israel especially after its attack on the Freedom Flotilla in international waters.
The senior Iranian politician also said Israel has closed the doors to all those who favored dialogue with Israel, a reference to the Palestinian Authority and those Arab states who had been pinning their hope on peace talks with Tel Aviv.
He said Palestinians including the Gazans will never compromise on their honor to defend their land.
Pointing to vain attempts by the United States to create discord among the Iraqis and postpone the formation of government in Baghdad, Larijani said the Iraqi leaders disappointed Washington by manifesting their unity by agreeing to form a government.
He went on to say that the destiny of the region is not shaped by the global powers and it is the people of region who are building their own future.
For his part, Mashaal said the Israeli prime minister’s actions proved that this regime does not respect its commitments.
He added that today Gaza is a big prison.
The Hamas leader said some powers are trying to weaken resistance, however this attempt is futile as the resistance movement is getting more popular every day