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Iran's parliamentarians and top officials openly expressed support for Hamas following their attack on Israeli civilians. Iran has also established 19 armed groups along Israel's borders, providing them with financial support, training, and weapons.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and other top Iranian officials, including the former head of the country's military forces, expressed their support for Hamas, declaring that Iran 'will stay with the Palestinian freedom fighters until the liberation of Palestine and Jerusalem.'
Even if Iran did not directly orchestrate the attack, they were likely aware of Hamas's plans. Iran's foreign minister also made a defiant threat to the West, stating that the security of the Red Sea is tied to developments in Gaza and warning that everyone will suffer if Israel's actions in Gaza do not stop.
The security of the Red Sea is tied to the developments in Gaza, and everyone will suffer if Israel's crimes in Gaza do not stop,' he said, adding, 'Iran has always defended its interests, including commercial shipping in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, with the blood of martyrs and soldiers.'