Iran Publicly Admits Supporting Terrorism Against Israel Is State Policy
From the Daily Caller:
An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman was not too bashful to admit that Iran is a proud sponsor of terrorism against Israel, dismissing claims that Iran ceased support of Hamas in 2009.
Hossein Jaberi Ansari’s assertion came in response to a report in late January that a high-ranking Hamas official was heard recently criticizing Iran during a phone call, claiming Hamas had not received support from Iran in the better part of a decade.
“Since the victory of the Islamic Revolution (in 1979), the Islamic Republic of Iran has declared that supporting the Palestinian nation and the Palestinian Resistance Movement is among its fixed policies and has continuously taken some measures on this path,” said Ansari, affirming the Islamic republic’s support for the Palestinian terrorist group.
The U.S. State Department lists Hamas as a terrorist organization.
The group originally formed in 1987 during the first Palestinian intifada (or ‘uprising’) and is a derivative of the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Its goal is to establish an Islamic Palestinian state over all of Israel, and it therefore does not abide by or accept any agreements made between the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).