Thursday, June 26, 2008

Former Senior US Diplomat: US should engage with Hamas leaders

"...Richard Viets, who was US ambassador to Jordan in the early 1980s, Tuesday recounted his meeting with Haniya in Gaza earlier this month as part of a private US group's fact-finding mission to the region. "Haniya is a very smart, articulate, sophisticated, thoughtful politician. You have to be impressed sitting in the room with him," Viets told a news conference. "On the whole his comments regarding Israel I thought were remarkably balanced and non-polemical," Viets said..."

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