Ahmadinejad, Assad, Nasrallah Hold Meeting

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Syrian President Bashar Assad and Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah held meeting in Damascus late Thursday, reported Haaretz citing Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television report.

According to report, the three leaders, accompanied by senior advisors from all three sides, had their meeting over dinner.

It may be mentioned that it is first that a Nasrallah visit to Damascus has been reported.

Report said that Al-Manar didn’t report, however, if Hamas political supremo Khaled Meshal, who is based in Damascus, participated in the meeting.

During the visit, Ahmadinejad met with several top Palestinian officials from at least 10 political movements, report said.

In the meeting, Iranian president and the Palestinians expressed their desire for cooperation against Israeli ‘threats, aggressions’ and moves regarding Islamic holy sites in Israel, said report.

Meshal told Al-Manar that Ahmadinejad’s visit to Damascus was meant as part of a joint effort to contend with ‘Zionist bragging’, said report.

Citing another Palestinian source, report said that sides discussed the threat of Israeli attacks on Syria, Lebanon, Palestinians and Iran during the meeting.

Ahmadinejad stressed that ‘resistance is the most successful way to liberate land’ and reiterated Iran’s vow to stand by Palestinian demands, said report.

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