BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – Hamas’ chief of international relations, Moussa Abu Marzouq, sat down for an interview with the Arabic-language version of the Sputnik News Agency on Tuesday to discuss a number of topics, including the Palestinian group’s relations with Iran and Syria.
When asked about Hamas’ current relationship with the Syrian government, Abu Marzouq responded that relations with Damascus are non-existent at this point.
“There are no developments regarding the relationship with Syria, despite rumors in the media or whether by speakers from inside the movement or inside Syria or from those around them or followers,” Abu Marzouq said, adding “there is no movement with Syria and there are no relations with Syria yet.”
Abu Marzouq did not specify if Hamas was planning on repairing relations with Damascus.
As for the relationship with Iran, Abu Marzouq explained that the movement’s relations with Iran are at an all-time best. He said: “There are strong relations with the Islamic Republic and it has not been broken at all at any stage.”
Iran is considered one of Hamas’ biggest backers and closest allies in the Middle East region.