International Iranian General Vows to Help Hamas Fight Israel News – 6 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Iran promised to help Hamas in the war against Israel in Gaza. This was said by the Commander of Iran’s Elite Quds Force, Esmail Qaani.

In a letter addressed to the commander of Hamas’ armed wing Al Qassam Brigades, Qaani said Tehran and its allies would not let a “brutal enemy” win. He praised Hamas troops who he called “heroic”.

“We will do whatever it takes in this historic battle,” Qaani said in his letter, as reported by the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency (IRNA) and quoted Russia TodayFriday (17/11/2023).

“Hamas has proven to everyone that the resistance in Gaza is capable of initiative and innovation, while maintaining its organization and field capabilities,” he added.

The Quds Force is the foreign operations arm of Tehran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), responsible for military and intelligence missions outside Iran’s borders. Qaani took over the force in 2020 after his predecessor, Qasem Soleimani, was killed in a United States (US) drone strike.

The letter appeared the day after Reuters reported that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has told Hamas that his country will not be directly involved in the Gaza war. Khamenei only mentioned his commitment to provide “political and moral support”.

However, a high-ranking Hamas official, Osama Hamdan, rejected the news. According to Hamdan, the report was intended to damage the image of Hamas and its allies in the “axis of resistance” which is a network of Iran-backed militia groups in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza.

So far, several resistance axis militias have carried out attacks on Israel. In fact, the Houthi militia from Yemen, which does not border Israel, has launched drone attacks against the Jewish State.

Meanwhile, the situation in Gaza continues to be tense. A total of 11,400 people died, most of them children and women.

[Gambas:Video CNBC]

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