Khamenei praises Haniyeh for not accepting Israel

Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday for his refusal to recognize the State of Israel, Army Radio reported. "There is no doubt that the Palestinian nation and the government will come out of this triumphant," Khamenei said on Iranian state-run television. Haniyeh has been in Teheran for the past few days for an official visit.