Iran wishes for Hamas to maintain and enhance its preparation for war against Israel, thus giving the Islamic Republic another power base in the Middle East, as it has with Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Stand for Israel Blog - Hamas
Tehran was the first stop for the terrorist group after its reconciliation pact with Fatah, showing that the fight against Israel is still their ultimate goal.
The U.N.'s envoy for the Middle East peace process said reconciliation should be used to solve the crisis in Gaza, not destroy the Jewish state.
The terror group's chief says, "No one in the universe can disarm us."
Jason Greenblatt, America's special envoy to the Middle East, said that the United States agrees on Israel's refusal to enter peace talks if Hamas does not recognize Israel and denounce violence against the Jewish state.