Russia’s foreign ministry has confirmed that officials from Hamas and Iran are currently engaged in talks in Moscow.

They are discussing ways to resolve the ongoing crisis as quickly as possible. Unlike some other countries, Russia does not classify Hamas as a terrorist group. In fact, this is not the first time Hamas members have visited Moscow. However, it is their first trip since the attacks on southern Israel on October 7.

The Hamas delegation in Moscow is led by senior Hamas figure Moussa Abu Marzouk, who is believed to reside in Doha, Qatar. A photo on social media shows him meeting with Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Mikhail Bogdanov.

Israel has criticized this meeting, pointing out that senior Hamas figures are associated with attacks on Israelis. They have called on Russia to expel the delegation, but it is unlikely that Moscow will comply. Notably, Iran’s deputy foreign minister is also in the Russian capital. Iran, a long-time supporter of Hamas and an arch-enemy of Israel, has developed close ties with Russia.

Russia has a stake in the ongoing conflict, with 19 Russian-Israelis killed in the Hamas attacks, and others held hostage or missing in Gaza. Additionally, the Kremlin has indicated that a visit by the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, is expected in the near future.

Afonso Alcântara

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