Jordan demands Hamas search for hidden weapons

Jordan said Sunday it wanted the Palestinian government to send a team to search for more weapons believed to be stashed in the kingdom by Hamas activists - rebuffing another offer to receive the Palestinian foreign minister. Government spokesman Nasser Judeh said Jordan "would like the Palestinian government to send a security team ... capable of disclosing additional information and other hidden weapons ... which threaten [Jordanian] national security." "All this must take place before any political contacts with the Palestinian government are initiated," Judeh said, rejecting an offer by Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar to visit the kingdom.