Cairo Accuses Hamas Of Torpedoing Palestinian Peace Talks

01/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CAIRO: Already tense relations between Egypt and Hamas have soured after Cairo for the first time openly accused the group of torpedoing Palestinian reconciliation talks.

Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit was quoted as saying on Thursday that months of Egyptian-mediated talks between rivals Hamas and Fatah failed in November because of "Hamas' lack of enthusiasm toward reconciliation."

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