Iran's foreign minister, Palestinian leaders discuss regional developments
( IRNA ) - Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniya in Riyadh discussed the latest developments in the region.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of a two-day annual Arab summit, opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday in presence of leaders and senior officials from 23 Islamic and Arab states.
Praising an agreement reached earlier between Fatah and Hamas movements on establishment of a Palestinian national unity government, Mottaki said the agreement showed vigilance of the Palestinian leaders.
The Zionist regime is currently at its weakest position, he said urging various Palestinian groups to continue their efforts to restore rights of the Palestinian nation.
The Iranian foreign minister further praised the vigilance and resistance of the Palestinian people which he said would help counter Israel's hegemony.
Abu Mazen (Abbas), for his part, appreciated Iran's support for his country and said Palestine suffered severe economic situation during the past several months. The national unity government was established despite enemies' obstruction, he added.
Referring to expansionist policies of the Zionist regime, he expressed the hope that the Palestinian government would restore rights of the Palestinians through wisdom and resistance.