Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili says the Islamic Republic's decades-long "unwavering support" for the Palestinian resistance is rooted in Islamic principles and thought, Press TV reported.
He made the remarks at a meeting with visiting senior official of the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas, Mahmoud al-Zahar on Thursday in Tehran, IRNA reported.
Jalili also said that "the support for Palestine and the opposition to the Zionist regime [of Israel]" are "the common goals of the Islamic Awakening movement."
He went on to say that the West's futile efforts to spread Islamophobia throughout the world stems from the widespread popularity of Islam among nations.
For his part, the Palestinian official underscored the need for Palestinian resistance.
"Resistance is part of our faith. It does not change, nor does it have any replacement," Zahar noted.