Iran, Hamas agree to fight US peace plan

Iranian intelligence minister meets leaders of Hamas terror group in Beirut to discuss need to 'confront' Trump's 'Deal of the Century.'

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran's intelligence minister and top officials of Islamist terrorist movement Hamas have agreed to "confront the dangers" of Washington's peace plan for the Middle East, state news agency IRNA reported Monday.

A Hamas source in Lebanon told AFP the two sides held talks Saturday at the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

According to IRNA, Mahmoud Alavi met with Hamas deputy chief Saleh al-Aruri and other officials including the movement's representative in Lebanon, Ahmad Abdulhadi.

The two sides agreed on the need to "confront challenges and dangers arising from the US government's insistence on imposing" its so called "deal of the century", IRNA reported.

The US peace plan, yet to be unveiled, has already been rejected by the Palestinian Authority, who say President Donald Trump's policies have been blatantly biased in favor of Israel.