Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, reaffirmed his country's unwavering commitment to supporting Palestinian resistance forces against Israel during a recent meeting with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Tehran. While the specific date of the meeting was not disclosed in the statement published on Khamenei's website, the key points made during the meeting were reiterated.
Khamenei expressed admiration for the resilience and determination of the people of Gaza and strongly condemned the actions of Israel, which he accused of committing crimes with the direct support of the United States and certain Western nations. He called on Muslim states and the international community to take substantial and practical measures to provide comprehensive support to the people of Gaza.
Haniyeh, in turn, provided an update on the latest developments in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, highlighting what he termed as Israeli "crimes" against the people of Gaza. The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, which has been ongoing for almost a month, has resulted in a significant loss of life, with 9,770 Palestinians in Gaza and over 1,400 Israelis losing their lives, predominantly due to a Hamas military operation that triggered the ongoing conflict on October 7.
(With agency inputs)