Ha­ley calls Ha­mas re­marks on strong Iran ties ‘stun­ning ad­mis­sion’

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(JNS.org) U.S. Am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions Nikki Ha­ley called re­marks by a leader of the Ha­mas ter­ror group laud­ing its strong ties with Iran “a stun­ning ad­mis­sion” that il­lus­trates Ira­nian vi­o­la­tions of U.N. res­o­lu­tions.

Iran is now “the largest backer fi­nan­cially and mil­i­tar­ily” of Ha­mas, the Pales­tinian ter­ror group's leader in Gaza, Yahya Sin­war, told re­porters this week in his first meet­ing with the me­dia since as­sum­ing his new po­si­tion. To­gether with the Ira­ni­ans, Ha­mas is build­ing up its mil­i­tary ca­pa­bil­ity and pre­par­ing for “the lib­er­a­tion of Pales­tine,” he said.

Sin­war also em­pha­sized that re­cently re­newed relations with Iran are “fan­tas­tic,” and have re­turned to the “for­mer era” of close ties be­tween Ha­mas and the Is­lamic Repub­lic.

“Once again, Iran is show­ing its true colors,” Ha­ley as­serted, adding that Iran must abide by U.N. res­o­lu­tions or de­cide “whether it wants to be the leader of a ji­hadist ter­ror­ist move­ment.”

“It’s long past time for the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to hold Iran to the same stan­dard that all coun­tries who ac­tu­ally value peace and se­cu­rity are held to,” she added.

U.S. Am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions Nikki Ha­ley (pic­tured) called re­marks by a leader of the Ha­mas ter­ror group laud­ing its strong ties with Iran “a stun­ning ad­mis­sion” that il­lus­trates Ira­nian vi­o­la­tions of U.N. res­o­lu­tions. Credit: U.N. Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré.

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