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        9/7/2012, Elul 20, 5772

      Senior Iranian: West Spreading of Islamophobia Futile


      Secretary Saeed Jalili of Iran's Supreme National Security Council said, Thursday, that the Tehran government's unconditional support for Palestinian Authority resistance to Israel is rooted in Islamic principles and thought, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency.

      Speaking to Hamas leader Mahmoud Az-Zahar during a meeting in Tehran, Jalili added, "Support of Palestine and resistance to the Zionist regime" are "common goals of the Islamic Awakening movement". He also said the futile efforts of the West to spread Islamophobia were futile because of Islam's great popularity.