EU leaders line up behind Hamas recognition plan

EU leaders line up behind Hamas recognition plan


European Union foreign ministers have lined up behind a diplomatic formula aimed at clinching long-sought recognition of Israel by the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Ministers, meeting in the Finnish city of Lappeenranta as part of Finland’s role as the current EU Presidency, also backed EU chief diplomat Javier Solana’s nuclear talks this week with senior Iranian officials. The Hamas blueprint, unveiled for the first time, would also allow the 25-nation bloc to forge direct links with Hamas,...


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