Russian FM Lavrov says Hamas showing flexibility

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday the Palestinian militant group Hamas is showing interest in supporting the Middle oeast peace initiative know as the road map as well as a land-for-peace Arab proposal. With Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at his side, Lavrov defended Russia's invitation to Hamas to visit Moscow, saying it was important that the Quartet position be conveyed directly to the Islamic group. "It is in the interests of the Palestinian people of the Quartet is accepted by Hamas," Lavrov said.