DAMASCUS, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) — Saeed Jalily, Secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, met here Saturday with exiled Hamas Politburo chief Khaled Meshaal and Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad Ramadan Abdullah Shallah over the situation in the Gaza Strip.
They discussed “the serious situations in Gaza Strip due to the continuing Israeli aggression on the Palestinian people, and the Arab and Islamic movements needed to stop this aggression and liftthe siege,” said Syria’s official SANA news agency.
According to SANA, Jalily told reporters after the meeting that his visit to Syria is for discussing the serious situations in Gaza and ways to reach an effective Arab and Islamic stance to support the Palestinian people.
The developments in Gaza have drawn anger of all the Arab and Islamic world, he said, stressing that this issues necessitates cooperation and coordination among countries to stop the Israeli aggression and lift the siege.
Earlier in the day, Jalily also had a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over the Gaza escalation.
Israel has been carrying out unprecedented airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since last Saturday, leaving 450 people killed and 2,300 wounded, and destroying Hamas buildings, houses and mosques.
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