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April 3, 2015 2:29 pm

Hamas Divides Loyalty Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

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Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar said a nuclear agreement would be beneficial for Hamas. Photo: Wiki Commons. – The Palestinian terror group Hamas is attempting to divide its loyalties between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the wake of the framework nuclear deal reached between the Islamic Republic and p5+1 world powers on Thursday.

“An agreement [on Iran’s nuclear program] would be in Hamas’s favor, since Hamas [already] has strong ties with Iran, and this agreement would improve its relationship with Americans,” Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip, told The Media Line.

However, when it comes to the conflict in Yemen, Hamas has expressed support for Saudi Arabia’s opposition to the Houthi rebels.

“What is happening right now is best for Hamas movement on all political levels. We need to be on their side too in order to gain more friends in the region, especially with Egypt. This is why we released our opinion recently about Yemen when we said that we are with the legitimate government in Yemen,” Zahar said.

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