Palestinian and Iranian officials touted the importance of "resistance"
against Israel as the leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of
Palestine traveled to Tehran on Sunday.
"Today the resistance
groups and freedom seekers should be ready more than any other time
before," state Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying. "The only way to disrupt the
enemy’s plots is continuing to resistance (sic).”
Ahmadinejad also stated that Israel is a colonialist state and a symbol of the United States in the Muslim Middle East.
Jibril, leader of the PFLP, praised Iran for its Islamic revolution and
touted the bonds between the Palestinian and Iranian nations. "Iran is
the Palestinian nation's strategic hope," Iran's semi-official FARS news
agency quoted him as saying.
According to IRNA, Jibril presented the Iranian president with a report on the situation in the Middle East.