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Did Iran ever stop funding Hamas?

Iran has reportedly resumed its aid to the Palestinian Hamas movement, after years of estrangement over regional issues.
Palestinian Hamas premier of Gaza, Ismail Haniya delivers his speech during the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Azadi (Freedom) Square in southwestern Tehran on February 11, 2012 in which He said that Hamas will never recognise Israel. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Iranian-Hamas relations have been growing warmer, especially after the new Hamas leadership was elected in May 2017, which re-established the movement's relationship with Tehran and resolved all differences that resulted from Hamas' neutral stance on the conflict in Syria in 2012.

Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force Qasem Soleimani said during an event held in the northern Iranian city of Babol on Feb. 21 that Hamas was one of Tehran's friends in the Arab region, praising what he called “the firm foundations” of Lebanese Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas movement with Iran.

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