Iran MP warns of US-Israel ‘plots’ in ME

Iran MP warns of US-Israel ‘plots’ in ME

In the News: Iran MP warns of

US-Israel ‘plots’ in ME

May 6, 2011
An Iranian lawmaker warns of plots to create rifts between Muslims, saying a reconciliation deal between Palestinian factions of Hamas and Fatah has worried the US and Israel.

“The recent unity agreement between Fatah and Hamas caused grave concerns in the United States and the Zionist regime [of Israel] as they … used to achieve their objectives in the region by creating division and sowing discord,” Zohreh Elahian, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis), told Mehr News Agency on Thursday.

Her remarks come on the heels of a recent pact between Hamas and Fatah, which lays the groundwork for creating an interim unity government and ending years of rift.

Hamas’ Political Bureau Chief, Khaled Meshaal and acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah signed the Egyptian-brokered reconciliation agreement in Cairo on Wednesday.

The Iranian legislator added that the US has threatened to cut its aid to Fatah after the deal, and noted that Washington’s reaction is indicative of the US anger over unity between Palestinian factions. [Italics added by admin.]   More here.


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