'Iran ordered Hamas to prevent Fatah delegates from leaving Gaza'

Hamas's refusal to allow Fatah delegates from the Gaza Strip to travel to the West Bank for the organization's convention last week, was the result of a directive from Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei, Saudi-owned news agency Elaph reported Friday. According to the report, the orders were given to Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in a letter conveyed to him by Iran's Ambassador to Syria, Ahmad Mousavi.