Hamas prepared for months of confrontation: Iran FM
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says Hamas has informed the Islamic Republic that it has sufficient capabilities to continue the confrontation with Israel in the besieged Gaza Strip for months.
said in the holy city of Qom that more than 80 days have passed since the war
on Gaza, but “the Zionist regime has not achieved anything”.
to Hamas commanders, only 14% of the resistance capacity has been damaged so
far," the foreign minister said.
said the length of Hamas tunnels today is more than the area of
Gaza, and drone manufacturing workshops have not been closed for
even an hour since Operation Al-Aqsa Storm on Oct. 7.
captured valuable security and military forces of the Zionist regime on the
first day of Operation Al-Aqsa Storm," he added.
touched on the rising popularity of the resistance, saying Hamas administers
both Gaza and the war now.
Al-Aqsa Storm, more than 70% of the people of Gaza took up arms and came to the
battlefield,” he said. "After breaking the wall, all the Palestinian youth
and people came to the arena and defended their country."
Zionist regime", meanwhile, "has changed its goal in Gaza several
times, but has failed," the minister said.
on all-out US support for the Israeli invasion of Gaza and
Washington's repeated messages for Iran that it did not seek
an expansion of the war, asking the Islamic Republic to help
prevent a spillover of the war.
“At every stage,
they were given a strong response and the establishment responded to them
at the official level," he said.
lying when it says it is not seeking to expand the war,” he said, adding if the
Americans were not looking to expand the war, they would not be delivering
their equipment and weapons to Israel day and night.
weapons are arriving in Tel Aviv from all the bases in the region without stop.
In addition, some equipment also arrives directly from America in Cyprus and
goes to Tel Aviv from Cyprus.”
Also at the
United Nations, a proposal was made to use Iran's relations with the resistance
for post-war plans in Gaza, "but we declared that the Palestinian people
should be the decision-makers themselves", he added.
touched on the emergence of new powers in the world, citing resistance groups.
powers do not mean only China's economy. Today, resistance has become a power,”
the minister said, referring to anti-US groups in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria,
Iraq and Yemen.
his highest praise for the Yemenis and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, saying they acted
very bravely in this war.
has created a new legal regime in the Red Sea,” the minister said, referring to
the country’s interception and targeting of Israeli ships and vessels bound for
Israeli ports in Bab el-Mandeb.
leaders of the resistance have reached a high level of foresight and
understanding and have shown this in the recent war," he added.
underlined “many measures taken by the Islamic Republic of Iran in creating the
Axis of Resistance to ensure security in the region”.
“Today there is
no need for the Islamic Republic to take any action,” he said.
are part of evolving concepts and mechanisms in the world, where the US
hegemony is on the wane.
is that the exercise of American hegemonic power is weakening day by day.
Today, a resistance group has destroyed the army that considered itself the
third military power in the world,” he said.
“Today, in the
White House, the issue is raised as to why support for Israel is to such an
extent that Israel's defeat is considered America's defeat.”
on another positive development, saying after normalizing relations with Saudi
Arabia, Iran has commenced fence-mending with Egypt.
contact between the Iranian and Egyptian presidents was in this context,” he
said, referring to the first phone call between Ebrahim Raisi and Fattah
el-Sisi to discuss recent developments in Gaza and the prospect of restoring
diplomatic ties between their two countries.