» Thursday, November 25, 2004

Dr. Solana/Hamas

Asked if anyone was aware that Dr. Xavier Solana had had indirect contact with Hamas, the PMOS replied that our position remained as Jack Straw had commented on earlier, which was we did not believe in contact with Hamas, or other prescribed organisations. What all those organisations had to do, if they wanted to take part in discussion was to renounce violence.

Asked again if the government was aware that Dr. Solana had been engaged in any type of contact with Hamas, the PMOS said the question depended on the interpretation of Dr Solana’s comments, and it would therefore be better to contact Dr Solana’s office instead.

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  1. Does that mean that the UK, US and Israel will not be allowed to hold any talks until they "renounce violence" as well?

    Hypocrisy is the greatest luxury, raise the double standard…

    Comment by Uncarved Block — 25 Nov 2004 on 8:38 pm | Link
  2. so presumably the answer is yes hence the failure to deny

    Comment by degreek — 26 Nov 2004 on 9:45 pm | Link

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