The State Department has yet to announce the cessation of negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear weapons program, despite an announcement by Tehran that the Ayatollahs supply terrorists in Gaza with weapons and ammunition free of charge.
Speaking to the French weekend paper Le Journal de Dimanche, Sheikh Hussein Alsalam, a senior advisor to the speaker of the Iranian parliament, admitted supplying the weapons to Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza. At the same time, Israel Radio reported that Alsalam also acknowledged that the presence of rival armed militias is the greatest danger to Gaza.
The Iranian admission comes just a week after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused America of selling weapons to Israel in order “to attack civilians in Gaza.”
“We know that all the weapons that are used by Israel in order to attack civilians in Gaza have been provided by the United States,” Zarif told NBC’S Meet that Press.
Zarif refused to condemn Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, saying, “We do not condemn people who are defending themselves.” He also refused to indicate exactly what Hamas is “defending” itself from, or to acknowledge the fact that Hamas would have no reason to fear Israeli attack if there terror attacks did not emanate from Hamas-ruled territory in Gaza.