Planning their next killing spree in Syria. (Fars News)
Axis of Evil update…
Iranian Speaker Ali Larijani traveled to Syria on Wednesday to meet with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal.
YNET News reported:
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A senior Iranian politician met Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Damascus on Wednesday as the Palestinian Islamist group considered an Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
Ali Larijani, speaker of parliament and one of the major figures in the Islamic Republic, met Mashaal and several high level officials from Hamas at the Iranian embassy in the Syrian capital, witnesses said.
The meeting stretched into the early hours of Thursday, with no details emerging from the deliberations. Larijani earlier met leaders of Islamic Jihad, a smaller Palestinian group with close links to Iran.
Iran and Syria are the major backers of Hamas, and Syria hosts members of Hamas’ exiled leadership, including Mashaal.
The two countries have influence on Hamas but little is known about what advice Tehran and Damascus have been giving Hamas in the current crisis.
Larijani also met President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday to discuss the “dangerous situation” in Gaza, the official Syrian news agency said. He is the second Iranian official to visit Syria since Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza began on Saturday.