Hamas terror leader Khaled Meshaal praised Barack Obama on his new approach to policy issues in the Middle East. Meshaal believes it’s only a matter of time before the West opens up to his terrorist organization for talks.
The exiled leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on Sunday hailed the “new lexicon” being used by US President Barack Obama towards foreign policy issues the Middle East.
“The challenge for everyone is that (Obama’s new language) is a prelude to a sincere change (of direction) in US and European foreign policy,” Khaled Meshaal said in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
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A senior US envoy said in Damascus earlier this month that Syria can be an important and constructive force in the Middle East, as Washington pursues a new policy of engaging with all countries in the region, even long-time foes.
And the Syria-based leader predicted that an “official” opening of US and European Union channels for dialogue with Hamas, listed as a terrorist organisation by the EU since 2003, is now “only a matter of time”.