Russia hosts Hamas and Iran for Moscow meetings

October 28, 2023

A pair of delegations from Iran and Hamas have descended on Moscow, where Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s subordinates are huddling with Israel’s enemies as the war in Gaza threatens to expand. "I can confirm that today, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister [Mikhail] Galuzin met with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister [Ali] Bagheri Kani," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. Hamas terrorists withdrew back into Gaza with more than 200 hostages after massacring more than 1,400 civilians and leaving thousands more wounded. "All contacts proceed at the level of the Foreign Ministry,” the Kremlin’s Dmitry Peskov said. "The delegation hailed also the stance of Russian President Vladimir Putin and acknowledged the active role of Russian diplomacy," Hamas said.