Jibril Rajoub, a senior leader in the Fatah party headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, visited Iran Tuesday, the first time a PA official has traveled to the Islamic Republic in several years.

He told Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Fatah “will not stop the resistance until the establishment of an independent Palestinian government.”

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If one is known by the company he keeps, the Obama administration might want to take notice. Rajoub, whose official position is head of the Palestine Football Association, said last year that if the Palestinian Authority had a nuclear weapon, he would like to drop it on Israel.

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