'Mashaal tells Lavrov in Syria that Hamas ready for talks with Israel'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 20, 2008 16:54

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Al-Jazeera reported on Thursday. According to the report, Mashal told the Russian official that Hamas was ready for a truce with Israel. In a conflicting report, London-based daily Asharq Al-Awsat cited Mashaal as saying that "there will never be any contact between us and Israel!"


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