UK to Engage with Hizbullah

[Financial Times-UK] James Blitz - Bill Rammell, Foreign Office minister for the Middle East, announced on Wednesday that Britain would engage in direct contacts with the political wing of Hizbullah in Lebanon in light of "the national unity government in which Hizbullah is participating." He made clear, however, that the UK would not be having contacts with Hizbullah's military wing. Asked whether this move might mean that the UK would start talking to parts of the Hamas movement, he said: "No, I don't think there is an analogy. There are clear Quartet principles that we have urged Hamas to sign up to."

2009-03-05 06:00:00

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