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Khaled Mashal Confirms He Will Send Delegation to Cairo

10/18/2009 04:39 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

AMMAN, JORDAN -- On Saturday, 17 October, I interviewed Hamas leader Khaled Mashal on a range of subjects at his offices in Damascus, Syria.

The full interview is currently being edited and will be released first at a new blog, The Palestine Note and will then appear here at Huffington Post and at The Washington Note.

But during the meeting I asked Mashal to reconfirm news that I distributed on Friday -- namely that despite the start-and-stop, blurred comments coming out about whether Hamas and Fatah would meet in Cairo for reconciliation negotiations -- Hamas was going to send a delegation.

Full stop, Mashal confirms this in the seven second video above.

-- Steve Clemons is a senior anchor for the The Palestine Note and publishes the popular political blog, The Washington Notehttp://www.thewashingtonnote.com