Report: Ahmadinejad congratulates Mashaal on Hamas's victory over IDF

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Hamas leader in Syria Khaled Mashaal and congratulated him on the "great victory" the Palestinians had achieved over the IDF in the Gaza Strip, the Iranian ISNA news agency reported on Monday morning. According to the report, Ahmadinejad said that this was "just the beginning of the victory, which will be completed with patience." The Iranian president reportedly said the victory will be complete once Israel withdraws its forces from the Gaza Strip, lifts the siege and opens the border crossings, and when Islamic countries "break off contacts with Zionist regime and its sponsors."