Carter says Hamas would conditionally accept peace

Former U.S. President Carter said on Monday Hamas leaders would accept a peace agreement negotiated by Abbas, if Palestinians approved the deal in a vote.

Carter says Hamas would conditionally accept peace
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Monday Hamas leaders told him they would accept a peace agreement negotiated by their rival, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, if Palestinians approved the deal in a vote.

"They said they would accept a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders if approved by Palestinians ... even though Hamas might disagree with some terms of the agreement," Carter said in a speech, after talks in Syria and Egypt with Hamas leaders.

"It means that Hamas will not undermine Abbas's efforts to negotiate an agreement and Hamas will accept an agreement if the Palestinians support it in a free vote," he said.

Reuters
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