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White House Responds to Carter's Hamas Meeting

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White House Responds to Carter's Hamas Meeting

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White House Responds to Carter's Hamas Meeting

White House Responds to Carter's Hamas Meeting

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Former President Jimmy Carter met unofficially with leaders of Hamas last weekend, a group categorized by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization. Carter said discussions with Hamas are essential to the ongoing Mideast peace process.

Renee Montagne talks with David Welch, assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, about the current administration's approach to talking with Hamas.

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