Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that "arrogant powers and enemies" are trying to save the "Zionist regime", according to the Islamic Republic's Press TV website.

Speaking during  a meeting with senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar in Tehran, the Iranian president said that  “arrogant powers and enemies of nations are trying to manage the developments in the region so as to save the Zionist regime [from obliteration].”

Commenting on the issue of Palestine and Palestinian rights, Ahmadinejad expressed hope that the Palestinians would soon regain their rights and return to their homeland, according to the report.

Press TV reported that Zahar offered his gratitude to the Islamic Republic for its “unflinching” support for the Palestinian people.

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