Iran pledged Friday to back Palestinian resistance against Israel, saying "soon the Zionist regime will be punished for its plots and aggression," AFP reported Iran's first vice-president Mohammad Reza Rahimi as saying.
Rahimi made the remarks to visiting Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, who arrived Friday for three-day trip.
"Iran will not retreat one iota from its position on defending the rights of the Palestinian people," AFP quoted Rahimi as saying.
"The Palestinian issue is a red line for us," he said, vowing that Tehran would use "everything at its disposal" to support Palestinian resistance.
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