» Thursday, January 26, 2006

Palestinian Elections

Asked what the reaction was to the Palestinian elections was, and would we be willing to work with a Hamas government, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) replied that first of all, people should wait for the full election results. In terms of Hamas, the Prime Minister had set out a position very clearly earlier this week in his press conference where he said that whilst we recognised electoral mandates, equally people had to be clear that we could only do business with those who renounced terrorism. That was the key distinction: did people support terrorism, or did they not?

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