Iran losing Arab sympathy for backing Assad:Hamas

Deputy chief of the Iranian-backed Palestinian movement Hamas said on Monday that Iran must reconsider its support for the Syrian regime if it does not want to alienate the Arab public opinion.

“Iran’s position in the Arab world, it’s no longer a good position,” said Mussa Abu Marzuk during a briefing to reporters at his new headquarters in the Egyptian capital.

“It has to address its position, so as not to lose public opinion,” he said.

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, relocated its leadership from Damascus to Qatar and Egypt after a rift with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over his brutal crackdown on the revolt against his regime that began in March last year.

As a result, his Islamist movement is no longer as close to Tehran, which supplies weapons to Palestinian militants, as it once was.

“Iran asked Hamas to adopt a closer position to Syria. Hamas refused, and this has affected our relationship with Iran,” Abu Marzuk said.

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal confirmed last week that Iran “had a role in arming” the movement’s militants in Gaza during their eight-day conflict with Israel, and thanked Tehran, despite the disagreement over support for Assad.

 

AFP/Now

 

  • JS_Bach

    Really? Like Iran had an abundance of Arab sympathy to start with. Some people should just … really not talk.

  • JS_Bach

    Really? Since when did Iran have Arab sympathy to start with? Some people should just … really not talk.

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    fine by me…

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    fine by me…

  • Btru2u

    Iran blackmailing Hamas is not making things better for themselves. Iran must accept Sunnis as 80 per cent of the Muslims world and accept that they have the right to rule themselves under one caliphate inshallah without Shiite obstruction.They are with us or they are against us, it’s up to you to earn our trust, or stab us in the back.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      80% of the muslims are sunnis you say? that means 80% of the muslims are incompetent. alhamduillah the sunnis have the shias to help them. Please notice that i said “them” not “you”..

  • Btru2u

    Iran blackmailing Hamas is not making things better for themselves. Iran must accept Sunnis as 80 per cent of the Muslims world and accept that they have the right to rule themselves under one caliphate inshallah without Shiite obstruction.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      80% of the muslims are sunnis you say? that means 80% of the muslims are incompetent. alhamduillah the sunnis have the shias to help them. Please notice that i said “them” not “you”..

  • wargame1

    This is the last ditch effort by the Majoosis to fool the sunnis while killing them in Iraq Afghanistan Libya and in Syria. This fake resistance have sensed that the Syrian resistance will wast no time to advance towards Lebanon. Israel has three major line of defense namely Iran ,Hezbushaitan and the Assad regime. As long as these fake resistance are there Israel will grab land after land from the Palestinians as it has been doing for the last 40 years.

  • wargame1

    This is the last ditch effort by the Majoosis to fool the sunnis while killing them in Iraq Afghanistan Libya and in Syria. This fake resistance have sensed that the Syrian resistance will wast no time to advance towards Lebanon. Israel has three major line of defense namely Iran ,Hezbushaitan and the Assad regime. As long as these fake resistance are there Israel will grab land after land from the Palestinians as it has been doing for the last 40 years.

  • Constantin7

    Not a question of Sunni or Shiaa. Wherever there are muslims there will be war, conflict, confusion, riots, uncertainty, insecurity, suicide bombers, taqqiya and all the corruption that follows. The more a nation is islamized, the more it has all of the above characteristics, and if it does not have them the reason is the government is holding the people by an iron fist, i.e. nobody can express himself freely (like in Saudi Arabia). Look around the world to muslim countries and here are your examples. The more a nation is islamized the worse is the human rights situation. Examples: Egypt (now vs 10 years ago or 40 years ago), Tunisia, Afghanistan, Iran, Lybia, Somalia, Mauritania, Sudan, Southern Philippines, Pakistan, Algeria. The further a nation gets from Islam and the more laic it is the more prosperous and peaceful it is: Examples: UAE (specifically Dubai), Bosnia, Turkey, Syria (in the Assad period – it is changing now), Albania, Khazakhstan and all the “stan” countries. 
    It is clear like the sun for me, it is not for you ? Just compare Christian countries with Muslim countries, who is more peaceful and who is wealthier ? Take Switzerland (no natural resources whatsoever other than water) and take Saudi Arabia (plenty of natural resources – oil and gold) who do you think is richer than the other: The ignorant Saudis or the Swiss ? I certainly think the Swiss are richer, becaue richness is measured in the minds of the people not in the things they have in the earth. The more educated the people is the richer they are. We can say the same about Japan, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Singapour etc…countries with no natural resources but very important and very rich.
    Still not convinced ????? I understand… the brainwashing for 1400 years is not ease to overcome.

    • 5thDrawer

      The brainwashing … and the lack of a general liberal education which allows inquisitive minds to grow.
      Indeed, those are the ones put down first, when they begin to be free of theorists.

  • Constantin7

    Not a question of Sunni or Shiaa. Wherever there are muslims there will be war, conflict, confusion, riots, uncertainty, insecurity, suicide bombers, taqqiya and all the corruption that follows. The more a nation is islamized, the more it has all of the above characteristics, and if it does not have them the reason is the government is holding the people by an iron fist, i.e. nobody can express himself freely (like in Saudi Arabia). Look around the world to muslim countries and here are your examples. The more a nation is islamized the worse is the human rights situation. Examples: Egypt (now vs 10 years ago or 40 years ago), Tunisia, Afghanistan, Iran, Lybia, Somalia, Mauritania, Sudan, Southern Philippines, Pakistan, Algeria. The further a nation gets from Islam and the more laic it is the more prosperous and peaceful it is: Examples: UAE (specifically Dubai), Bosnia, Turkey, Syria (in the Assad period – it is changing now), Albania, Khazakhstan and all the “stan” countries. 
    It is clear like the sun for me, it is not for you ? Just compare Christian countries with Muslim countries, who is more peaceful and who is wealthier ? Take Switzerland (no natural resources whatsoever other than water) and take Saudi Arabia (plenty of natural resources – oil and gold) who do you think is richer than the other: The ignorant Saudis or the Swiss ? I certainly think the Swiss are richer, becaue richness is measured in the minds of the people not in the things they have in the earth. The more educated the people is the richer they are. We can say the same about Japan, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Singapour etc…countries with no natural resources but very important and very rich.
    Still not convinced ????? I understand… the brainwashing for 1400 years is not ease to overcome.

    • 5thDrawer

      The brainwashing … and the lack of a general liberal education which allows inquisitive minds to grow.