Hamas calls on US to remove group from terror list

A senior Hamas official called on the United States Thursday to remove the group from Washington's list of terrorist organizations and to open a dialogue without preconditions. Moussa Abu Marzook, deputy head of Hamas' political bureau said the US should deal with Hamas "as it is, and later there could be a dialogue...but there should be no preconditions." "Hamas is not the only side that wants peace. ...All the Palestinians want peace because they are the only people whose rights have been encroached upon and who have been expelled from their lands," Abu Marzouk said.