Carter briefs Jordan's king on his Mideast peace mission

A Royal Palace official says former US President Jimmy Carter has briefed Jordan's king on Palestinian-Israeli peace moves and his meetings with the militant Hamas. The official says King Abdullah II focused in his Sunday's meeting with Carter on peacemaking between Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert but did not discuss his contacts with Hamas in great detail, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. Jordan accuses Hamas of clandestinely stockpiling weapons in the kingdom with the aim of using them to destabilize the pro-Western Amman government.