Iran Replaces EU as Top Donor to Palestinians

[Guardian-UK] Conal Urquhart and Ewen MacAskill - Ahmed Yusuf, an adviser to Ismail Haniya, the Palestinian prime minister, said Hamas ministers had received promises of donations amounting to £500m in recent travels around the Muslim world. The largest pledge was from Iran. This latest example of Iran's increasing influence will add to the panic gripping the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf states about the speed of Tehran's expansion as a regional power.

2007-01-17 01:00:00

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