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Haniyeh arrives in Iran to attend president’s swearing-in ceremony

August 5, 2021 at 10:47 am

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives his official seal of approval to Iran’s newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi Ebrahim Raisi (R) in an endorsement ceremony on 3 August 2021, in Tehran, Iran [Iranian Leader Press Office/Anadolu Agency]

Chief of Hamas’ Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh arrived in Tehran this morning to attend the swearing-in ceremony of new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

In a brief statement, Hamas said that Haniyeh arrived in Tehran along with a senior delegation from the movement.

Hamas stated that its delegation travelled to Iran after receiving an invitation to attend Raisi’s swearing- ceremony.

Following the announcement of Raisi’s victory in the elections, Haniyeh congratulated him and expressed hope that he contributes to stabilising the region during his term as a president.

Dozens of international leaders, including officials from the EU are planned to attend the ceremony.

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