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  Tamuz 12, 5767 , 28/06/07

Russia to Maintain Ties to Hamas

A senior Russian diplomat said Thursday that Russia plans to maintain ties with Hamas despite international pressure. “The ‘divide and conquer’ policy does not help create a solution to regional crisis,” he explained.

Israeli officials have expressed dissatisfaction with Russia’s ties to Hamas for some time. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has referred to dialogue between Russia and Hamas as “a process that needs to be stopped.” Many Arab politicians have encouraged the diplomatic ties, saying in early 2006 that dialogue with countries such as Russia could lead Hamas to become more moderate.
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