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Ynet: Russia says international demands of Hamas unrealistic

Posted by uscsjp on October 22, 2006

Prime Minster Ehud Olmert left for Russia this week with great expectations regarding Palestinian, Iranian issues. But now even after visit it seems as though Russians are whistling all old tunes on both topics with FM Lavrov saying that Russia will oppose any sanctions on Iran

Associated Press

Published: 10.21.06, 18:34

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert apparently wasn’t very successful in persuading the Russians during his trip to Moscow last week. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that international demands for Hamas to immediately renounce violence and recognize Israel were unrealistic at present, and that the Palestinian movement should be given more time to honor them. (continued)

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