Feb 26, 2021

Adviser to Iran’s minister of foreign affairs, Hussein Sheikh Al-Islam, died from coronavirus last week.

During a Hamas visit to Iran in 2017, as an adviser to the Iranian foreign minister, Al-Islam said that: “Anything that Hamas asks for and Iran can supply, they will receive.”

Last week, Breaking Israel News reported on how Al-Islam, a former Iranian ambassador to Syria and a hostage-taker of U.S. diplomats was one of the leaders of the students who took  52 U.S. diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran hostage in 1979, only releasing them after 444 days in captivity. He had studied at the University of California before the Islamic Revolution. As an English-speaker, he interrogated the American hostages.