(IRNA) - Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and Head of Hamas Political Office Khaled Mashal in a meeting in Damascus Sunday underlined that the problems of the Palestinian nation can only be solved through unity and national consensus.
At the meeting, which was held at Iranian Embassy in Damascus, situation of the region, in particular the occupied territory of Palestine, were discussed.
Mashal expounded on the views of the Hamas government about his country's developments and said that various types of ploys including siege, incitement of hues and cries as well as isolation used to undermine the determination of the Palestinian nation have failed, reports Trend.
He added that Palestinians' resistance has made all the parties involved in the issue to take a reasonable approach towards the Palestinian nation.
"Despite the growing pressure, we will not shirk our responsibility towards people, given that we have been elected by their votes," he said.
Mashal referred to resistance as the only option for the Palestinian people and said that Hamas is determined to thwart all conspiracies aiming to make all Palestinian groups entangled.
For his part, Mottaki welcomed the agreement reached by Hamas and Fatah on halting clashes between the proponents of both sides and said that the vigilance of the Palestinian nation is precious.
He reiterated the need and high importance of the consciousness of Palestinian groups vis-a-vis the Zionists' new mischievous acts in the region.
Turning to the fact that the Palestinian people have been subject to the West's great pressure just on charge of voting in favor of Hamas, the minister said, "The performance of West in Palestine in the post-election period proves the absurdity of its claim on supporting the freedom of voting and its dual standards in facing the demands of world nations.
The Iranian minister said that resistance is the only way to campaign against foreign forces.
"The present conditions of the region is quite different from the past decades and the victory of Palestine resistance movement has been a blessing for the regional Muslims and has resulted in the vigilance of Islamic Ummah," he said.
Mottaki assured Mashal that Iran will continue its political and spiritual support for campaigns of the Palestinian nation.
The meeting was attended by Iranian Ambassador to Damascus Mohammad Hassan Akhtari, Iran's Charge d'Affaires Ghazanfar Roknabadi and some members of Hamas.
The Iranian foreign minister arrived in Damascus on Saturday night and immediately met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to submit the message of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to him.
After touring Syria's economic capital of Halab this afternoon, Mottaki is scheduled to leave the country.