Hamas holding secret meetings with EU, US across Middle East

Published June 20th, 2013 - 10:25 GMT
Hamas' political leader, Ghazi Hamad. (AFP)
Hamas' political leader, Ghazi Hamad. (AFP)

The political leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), Dr. Ghazi Hamad, revealed that Hamas officials have been holding secret meetings with European Union ambassadors and with high ranking US officials. 

Hamad said that the meetings largely focused on taking Hamas off the terror list. 

Speaking to Arabic Sky News, Hamad said that the meetings between the officials have been held in capitals across the Arab world, including Amman, and that the most recent meeting was held two weeks ago.

“There is no legal or political reason to keep Hamas on the terror list”, Hamad told Sky News, “but these talks are not on the decision making level yet”.

He added that he also met with several journalists in Gaza, and confirmed a decline in relations between the Palestinian group and Tehran. This break down in relations is because of Hamas' support of the Syrian rebels who are fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to Hamad


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