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18th Sep 2019

Solana held secret talks with Hamas

  • Javier Solana (Photo: Irish EU Presidency)

Javier Solana, the EU's foreign policy chief, has held secret talks with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, according to the BBC.

Hamas is listed as a terror organisation by the EU.

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Mr Solana told the BBC that that he had the meeting some months ago, without saying with whom it was.

He said the meeting came at a time when there seemed to be an opportunity to push for progress.

Mr Solana's move is likely to cause controversy with some fearing that such a meeting may legitimise terrorist means.

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