Rice: No Change in Policy on Hamas

(Reuters) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday that Washington would have practical problems dealing with Hamas after the Palestinian election because of its U.S. classification as a "terrorist" group. "In addition to the fact that the United States won't change its policies toward Hamas, the practical problem is that the (current) Palestinian leadership in the roadmap is committed to a renunciation of violence, committed to dismantling terrorist organizations, committed to a peaceful road," said Rice. "It is not possible to have...one foot in terrorism and the other foot in politics. It simply does not work."

2006-01-24 00:00:00

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