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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) speaks with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal during a meeting in Tehran May 27, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

London- Despite rumors of attempts to overcome tense relations between Iran and hamas, MP Hashmatullah Flahat Bisha has revealed that conflicts between the two sides are actually deepening— as he disclosed Iranian discontent with the wavering stances announced by Hamas leaders towards the Syria crisis.

Statements made by the Iranian official confirmed continuous tensions between Hamas and Iran after both sides had denied such thing recently.

In an interview with Flahat Bisha, he accused the Palestinian group of continuing “to support terrorist groups that serve the Syrian opposition.” He actually stressed that Hamas should reconsider its stance towards the Syria crisis if it wishes to remain on good terms with Iran.

Iranians see that Hamas is distancing from Iran with its stance on Syria, though Hamas leaders reassured Iranians on this matter, sources said.

Bisha said that the inconsistency in Hamas’ attitude towards the Syria crisis raised Iran’s concerns- He also asked the Palestinians “to not overlook that Syria was a major part of the resistance and this is a main reason of the challenges it is facing.”

Furthermore, Bisha spoke of the impact of the Zionist lobby on the change in Hamas’ attitude.

This is not the first time Iran accuses Hamas of having connections with Israel, knowing that Hamas issued a previous statement denouncing accusations made by Khosro Arouj, supreme advisor to IRGC commander Ali Jafari that Hamas is in pursuit of holding negotiations with Tal Aviv via Ankara.

Bisha indirectly threatened Hamas leaders, saying: “If Hamas continues to adopt this obstructive political approach, it is certain that Iran will build ties with other Palestinian groups without causing any serious harm to the resistance.”