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How to read Hamas’ visit to Iran

Hamas leaders seem pleased with the outcomes of a senior delegation's historic visit to Iran, though details are still scanty.

A high-level Hamas delegation led by Saleh al-Arouri, the deputy head of its political bureau, recently paid an official visit to Iran. The delegation included Moussa Abu Marzouk, Maher Salah, Izzat al-Rashq, Zaher Jabarin, Husam Badran, former Hamas representative in Lebanon Osama Hamdan, former Hamas Minister of Endowments Ismail Radwan and Hamas’ representative in Tehran, Khaled al-Kaddoumi. 

During a press conference in Gaza July 20, head of Hamas’ political bureau Ismail Haniyeh expressed hope the visit would produce significant outcomes, though he did not clarify its goals.

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