Zarif, Haniyeh discuss U.S. draft resolution against Hamas

December 3, 2018

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh held a phone conversation on Monday discussing latest developments in Palestine including the U.S. draft resolution against Hamas at the UN General Assembly.

Haniyeh called on Iran to oppose the draft resolution that condemns Hamas.

Zarif assured Haniyeh that Iran will make any effort to halt approval of the resolution by the UN.

The chief diplomat noted that the behavior by certain countries in the region have emboldened the U.S. to take such actions.

The UN General Assembly is scheduled to vote on Thursday on the U.S. draft resolution which condemns Hamas rocket fire at Israel.

Reportedly, Washington has pressured, in the past few days, some European countries to support the draft resolution.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party has vowed to support its rival Hamas resistance movement at the UN General Assembly against the U.S.-drafted resolution, Press TV reported.

“We will stand against all hostile efforts to condemn Hamas at the United Nations,” Fatah spokesman Osama Qawassmeh said.

NA/PA

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