Friday, January 27, 2006
Reuters: Major powers pressure Hamas to end violence
Reuters - Yahoo News -- 30 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State, right, said major mediating powers on Thursday agreed Hamas should renounce violence after the militant group's shock victory in a Palestinian parliamentary election.
"We reaffirmed the view that ... you can't have one foot in terror and the other in politics," Rice told Reuters in an interview after senior officials from the so-called Quartet -- Russia, the, the and the United States -- spoke by telephone.
Rice, who ruled out giving U.S. aid to Hamas, also said she reassured-- in a separate call to her counterpart -- that the international community would demand the militant group recognize the Jewish state.
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