Monday, March 24, 2008

Hamas 'wrecking Mid-East peace'

(BBC)

US Vice-President Dick Cheney has said Palestinian militant group Hamas, along with Iran and Syria, is trying to torpedo the Middle East peace process.

Mr Cheney made the remarks after breakfast with Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, as he ended a tour of the Middle East.

He met Palestinian leaders on Sunday, saying both sides needed to make painful concessions to achieve peace.

A Palestinian state was long overdue, he said, but militant rocket attacks against Israel jeopardised this.

"There is evidence that Hamas is supported by Iran and Syria and they are doing everything they can to torpedo the peace process," Mr Cheney said.

He earlier gave Israel strong backing on security issues.


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2 comments:

Projetor said...
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William said...

The trouble is that Cheyney fails to condemn the Israelis for the Settlement building that makes for the other side of the coin on disabling the peace process