Rouhani Says Hamas 'Victory' is Thanks to Iran

Amid final round of nuclear negotiations, Iranian president brags of providing weapons to terror group fighting Israel.

Ari Yashar,

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
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"Moderate" Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has bragged of his regime's role in aiding Hamas's terror war against Israel, even as Iran is locked in a final round of negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program.

Speaking to the Arabic-language news source Al Meyadeen, Rouhani claimed the "victory" of Gaza in Operation Protective Edge was only possible thanks to Iranian aid, reports Channel 10.

Rouhani has been presented to the world as a "moderate" following his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but many have warned that his "charm offensive" has been even more dangerous given the cover it provides for Iran's ongoing nuclear program and human rights abuses.

Regarding Iranian aid to Hamas terrorists, the Islamic regime has boasted of providing rocket technology, including "Judgement Day" missiles, to be used against Israeli civilian centers. Senior Iranian officials likewise revealed last month that Iran is arming terrorists in Judea and Samaria, and vowed to continue supporting “the resistance” against Israel.

In addition to the military aid, Iran launched an unprecedented cyber war on the Jewish state during Operation Protective Edge.

Rouhani's statements come as his nation is in likely the last round of flailing nuclear talks with world powers over its nuclear program, with talks set to conclude by a November 24 deadline.

Israeli officials have warned that Iran is taking full advantage of the talks to advance its nuclear program, which it has blatantly threatened to use to destroy Israel in the past.

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) last Wednesday warned that "after a year of talks, Iran is closer than ever to achieving nuclear capabilities." Steinitz is currently leading an Israeli delegation to the US to push for a firmer stance on Iran's nuclear program.

Steinitz added that as of today Iran has directly and indirectly invested over $200 billion into its nuclear program, and that the Islamic regime has only made "small concessions" in the talks, not budging "even a millimeter" on core issues such as uranium enrichment.

It is worth noting that Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei back in January publicly revealed that the negotiations with the US about Iran's nuclear program are merely a tactic to stall international pressure and gain time to continue nuclear development.




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