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Iran: Hamas

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 3167, tabled on 18 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of Iran's financial and material support for Hamas.

Answered on

25 June 2015

Iranian support for Hamas reportedly continues, although at a lower level since Hamas decided not to support the Syrian regime. This support includes the provision of financial resources and training as well as the supply of military equipment, in contravention of UN Security Council Resolution 1747, which prohibits the export of weapons by Iran. This military support for Hamas directly undermines prospects for lasting peace in the region.