Iran‘s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Syria‘s President Bashar Assad and Hezbollah secretary general Hassan Nasrallah met in Damascus Feb. 25, Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV reported. This was the first time a Nasrallah visit to Damascus has been reported. Al-Manar did not say whether Hamas political chief Khaled Meshal, who is based in Damascus, took part in the meeting.
However, the station did say that Ahmadinejad met with a number of top Palestinian officials from at least 10 political movements during his visit. The Iranian president and the Palestinians expressed their desire for cooperation against Israeli “threats, aggressions” and moves regarding Islamic holy sites in Israel. (Ha’aretz, Feb. 26)