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US rules out contacts with elected Hamas members

The United States views Hamas as a terrorist group and will not talk to any members of the Islamist movement who win seats in upcoming Palestinian elections, the White House warned. “Hamas is a terrorist organization, should disarm, and renounce violence. We will not talk to any elected officials who are members of a terrorist group,” said Fred Jones, a spokesman for the national security council, said Friday. His comments came after Israel said it would not tolerate the movement’s participation in January 25 legislative elections, drawing an angry charge from Hamas of meddling in internal Palestinian affairs.Full Story

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