Iran allocates $70 million to Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Tehran has decided to provide a $70 million annual grant to the Islamic Jihad during talks in the Iranian capital with a delegation from the terrorist organization. The Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, published in London, said Wednesday that the delegation including leader Ramadan Shalah and other senior figures met senior Iranian officials including Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Qods Force of the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The two main decisions reached during the talks were the restarting of operations of the al-Quds Brigades and the appointment of Khaled Mansour as their commander in the Gaza Strip. In a statement of gratitude to his Iranian patrons, Shalah said "No Arab country has helped the Palestinian uprising, except for Iran that supports the families of the martyrs."