Muslim Support for Palestinian Gov’t Underscored Iran Daily(http://www.iran-daily.com) March 7

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (r) talks with the head of HamasÕ Political Bureau, Khaled Mashaal, during a meeting in Tehran, March 6.

TEHRAN, March 6--President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday the Zionist regime of Israel is presently in appalling conditions, urging Muslim states to support the popular government of Palestine.
Meeting in Tehran with the head of Hamas’ Political Bureau, Khaled Mashaal, the president said by supporting the Palestinian government, Muslim countries can play an important role in achieving success and foiling the plots of the enemies of Islam, IRNA reported.
Noting that the time for materializing divine victory is near, Ahmadinejad pointed out that divine victory, which results from the resistance and faith of the oppressed Palestinian nation, will soon take place.
“The Palestinian people will pave the ground for liberating the holy Qods from the Zionist regime of Israel,“ he said.
Mashaal, for his part, briefed the president on the conditions of occupied territories and problems faced by the Palestinian resistance movement after winning last year’s parliamentary elections in a landslide.
“The US and the Zionist regime of Israel are trying to topple the elected Palestinian government by imposing sanctions and launching a psychological war against them,“ he said.
He emphasized the Hamas’ stances of defending the rights of Palestinians, not recognizing the Zionist regime of Israel and continuing the Palestinian resistance.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki met with his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, on Tuesday.
According to Iran Daily’s reporter, in a press conference attended by foreign and Iranian reporters after his meeting with Maduro, Mottaki said that concurrent with Maduro’s visit, the Fourth Iran-Venezuela Economic Commission will also be held to study different aspects of bilateral cooperation.
Mottaki noted that Maduro’s visit takes place within the framework of an agreement between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, during Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to Caracas.
Commenting on Tehran-Caracas diplomatic ties, Mottaki noted that diplomatic ties between the two countries are improving at a considerable pace.
Accompanied by five Venezuelan ministers, Maduro also conferred with Ahmadinejad on bilateral issues and international developments.

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